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  • A Lotto Malarkey

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Avoiding Retirement Fraud

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    By:
    US Securities and Exgange Commission
  • Dialing for Dollars

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    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Home Improvement Scams Alert

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    National Consumer Law center
  • Open Season for Identity Thieves

    It’s open season for everyone who wants to switch health coverage. As you select your health insurance plan, watch out for scams. Whether you are on Medicare, selecting a plan through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or have private insurance, here are some tips to help you more safely navigate the open enrollment season. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Pass it On: Scam Watch

    This video shows how easy it is to start a conversation about scams and how to protect yourself from them. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Self-Help Automated Forms: ID Theft

    Identity Theft is the largest consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) annually. If you have been the victim of identity theft, it could mean someone has used your name to make purchases, get credit cards, rent an apartment or obtain utilities without your permission. The Federal Trade Commission has created letters (in this booklet) that consumers can use to notify a debt collector or credit bureau of the theft of your identity. Read More

  • Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

    Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent they?re now considered ?the crime of the 21st century.? Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. But it?s not just wealthy seniors who are targeted. Low-income older adults are also at risk. Review our list of the top 10 scams targeting seniors?so you can identify one before it?s too late. Content Detail

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    National Council on Aging
  • 10 Ways to Avoid Fraud

    Scam artists in the U.S. and around the world defraud millions of people each year. They use the phone, email, postal mail, and the internet to trick you into sending money or giving out personal information. Here are 10 things you can do — or not — to stop a scam. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission