Tag: imposter

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...

If you’re considering a request for a donation to a charity, do some research before you give. By finding out as much as you can about the charity, you can avoid fraudsters who try to take advantage of your generosity. Here are tips to help make...

So-called “Nigerian” email scams are characterized by convincing sob stories, unfailingly polite language, and promises of a big payoff.

The Bait:

These messages are the butt of late night jokes, but people still respond to them. The...

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

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