Tag: imposter

After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, many people are looking for ways to help, like donating to a charity or fund.

Doing some research first will help ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the...

Lots of people use online dating sites to find love. Unfortunately, cupid can sometimes be a con artist in disguise.

Be sure to know the difference between a real romance and a scammer cruising for a target. If an online love interest asks...

A favorite trick for rip-off artists is to pretend to represent a trustworthy and respected organization. Today — and we mean that literally — we’re hearing from businesses that have received email exploiting the good name of the Federal Trade...

According to the Consumer Services Protection Commission’s website, it’s a “National consumer protection agency and works For the Consumer to help avoid fraud, deception, and/or unfair business practices in the financial assistance marketplace.”...

The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on a massive international scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer users into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then paying the scammers hundreds of dollars to “fix” the...

Scammers sometimes impersonate government officials  to get you to send them money. They often claim you’ve won a lottery or sweepstakes — but to get your prize, you must pay “taxes,” “fees,” or “insurance.” No federal government agency or...

Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency. Before you send any money, ask the person a question that only your actual friend...

If you’re thinking about giving to a charity, do your research to avoid fraudsters who try to take advantage of your generosity. High-pressure tactics and requests to send cash or wire money are sure signs of a scam. Find additional tips to help...

Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You can learn how to make protecting yourself from identity thieves part of your daily routine.

Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency — like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign...

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