Scams

Forensic loan audits are a new twist on foreclosure relief scams.

Questions to ask telemarketers claiming to call on behalf of local police and firefighters.

Those offers of free grants from the government to pay for education, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills don’t add up.

Scammers sometimes impersonate government officials — and tempt you with bogus lottery and sweepstakes "winnings" — to get you to send money.

There’s never a fee to apply for a federal or postal job.

What to do if you think your email or social networking account has been hacked.

Questions and answers about how to get legitimate immigration help — and from whom.

Scammers sometimes make exaggerated claims about international driving permits. Learn what they are, and where to buy a legitimate permit.

Promotions for foreign lotteries and sweepstakes usually are phony and entering is always illegal.

Here are the tell-tale signs that an online investment opportunity may well be a scam.

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