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Scam Tag: Avoiding Scams

During the past four years, the FTC logged more than 378,000 reports from veterans — and nearly 161,000 were fraud-related. More than 24,000 of those reported a loss (with total losses of $205 million). Veterans had a median loss of $755,...

Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one. Four Signs That It’s a Scam What You Can Do to Avoid a Scam Report Scams to the FTC Four Signs That It’s a Scam 1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know...

On Veterans Day, we celebrate our veterans — more than 18 million strong. We thank you for your service and sacrifice. It’s also a good time to arm yourself with some tips to avoid fraud. We know that scammers follow the headlines, and their...

Scams come in many forms: texts, emails, letters, and lots of calls. Scammers plot schemes from tech support scams to fake check scams to try to knock us off balance just long enough to take advantage. They want to get our money and personal...

Scammers follow the headlines. They take advantage of what’s happening in the news to find new ways to get people to part with their money. During the COVID pandemic, cleaning supplies have been in high demand, but often in short supply. Scammers...

There are thousands of trials underway as companies race to find effective vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. Many of these research studies are legitimate, but some are not. So, if you’re thinking about volunteering for a COVID-19 trial, it’s...

Imposter scams often begin with a call, text message, or email. The scams may vary, but work the same way – a scammer pretends to be someone you trust to convince you to send them money...

This video shows you how to report scams, fraud, and bad business practices to the Federal Trade Commission at https://ReportFraud.ftc.gov and why it’s important to do it.

Find out what to do if you paid someone you think is a scammer, gave them some personal information, or if they have access to your phone or computer. If You Paid a Scammer If You Gave a Scammer Your Personal Information If a Scammer Has Access to...

If you don’t usually file a tax return, or didn’t file a return for 2018 or 2019, you might not know you could qualify for an economic impact payment. You might be...

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