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Advance-Fee Loans

Some companies promise you a loan or credit card regardless of your credit history. But they want you to pay a “processing” or other fee first. Those are scams. Learn the telltale signs.

Avoiding Retirement Fraud

Retirees are often the target of fraud. However, with some basic understanding of how scam artists work, you can avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Learning how to invest safely can mean a huge difference in your retirement years.

Charity Scams

This tip sheet explains what fake charity scams are and how to avoid them.

Consumer Scams

This brochure identifies frequently used scams and what to be aware of to avoid becoming a victim.

Elder Financial Exploitation

This tip sheet provides information on the types of financial exploitation of seniors.

Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

This tip sheet provides information about ten types of scams that target seniors.

How to Avoid a Home Improvement Scam

Before you hire a contractor, learn how to recognize the signs of a home improvement scam.

Online Search for Charitable Organizations

The online Charities Search allows users to search for a charity by name and view the most recent financial information filed by the charity with the Secretary of State's Office. This is a useful site to make sure you are not being scammed by a fake charity.

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