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September 24, 2011
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Tips to help you understand how penny auctions work and recognize the pitfalls before you lose any money
September 1, 2011
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Do radiation “shields” limit your exposure to cell phone emissions? 
June 12, 2011
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Scammers pretending to work for the U.S. government are targeting refugees from Bhutan with a "free grant" scam.
June 1, 2011
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Questions and answers about how to get legitimate immigration help — and from whom.
May 1, 2011
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The US government’s Green Card Lottery has important rules. Knowing the basics can help you avoid a scam that will hurt your chances.
March 1, 2011
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Who’s pitching that home security system? Here's important information to review before you sink money into a worthless purchase.
March 1, 2010
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Forensic loan audits are a new twist on foreclosure relief scams.
March 1, 2010
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Should you pay someone who promises to prevent foreclosure or guarantees you a new mortgage. No. Here’s why.
February 1, 2010
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There’s never a fee to apply for a federal or postal job.
May 1, 2009
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How to donate to legitimate charities that support servicemembers and their families.
September 1, 2008
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If you’re thinking about using products that claim to fight cancer, talk to your doctor first.
August 1, 2008
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There aren't any products that can prevent or cure a cold.
May 1, 2008
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Some ads that promise debt relief may be offering bankruptcy if you read between the lines.
April 1, 2008
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A genuine antique? A reproduction? An outright fake? Learn how to tell the difference.
September 1, 2006
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Those offers of free grants from the government to pay for education, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills don’t add up.
January 1, 2006
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Promotions for foreign lotteries and sweepstakes usually are phony and entering is always illegal.
April 1, 1997
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Questions to ask telemarketers claiming to call on behalf of local police and firefighters.

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