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Friday, June 8

New Scams on the horizon

…the same time there were already 22,100 scams found. Scams Are Repeated Each Year Many of the same scams are repeated each year, often driven by financial life moments such…

Thursday, April 1

Avoid an Unnatural Disaster: Utility Scams

…How scammers contact you There are so many natural disaster utility scams the industries created Utilities United Against Scams to raise awareness. Utilitiesunited.org offers tips in an online booklet prepared…

Friday, September 11

Avoid Post-Disaster Scams

On the anniversary of September 11, it’s wise to remember everyone we lost….and to stay alert to scamsters who try to profit off such tragedies. Here’s some advice from the…

Thursday, March 4

Avoid Clinical Trial Scams

…and make some cash on the side…or get snared in a clinical trial scams. The race to find an effective COVID-19 treatment and vaccine increased the overall number of research…

Friday, April 3

Coronavirus Scams

It’s a shame when dishonest people try to cash in to exploit a disaster. Watch out for these COVID-19 scams, and read our tips on how to protect yourself from…

Monday, July 13

Stimulus Check Scams

…irs.gov/coronavirus. Learn about scams related to COVID-19 at ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams. And, if anyone tries to trick you into giving up your information — or if you’ve already experienced a scam —report…

Friday, July 20

Vacation Rental Scams

By Ari Lazarus, FTC Plenty of us are still running around trying to book a last-minute vacation rental. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know: scammers are ready…

Wednesday, April 11

Is it time to get a Background Check?

…inexperience, or trust, or imperfect memory makes it especially insidious. Online romance scams, tax scams, travel scams, identity theft scams, real estate scams, and investment or insurance scams are just…

Wednesday, March 14

My relatives fell for this new scam. Will you?

…on the company. But neither were they surprised by the phone scam’s new incarnation. “I’ve heard and seen a lot of phone scams, but not that one,” says Curtis Bailey,…

Wednesday, November 28

Save Money & Stay Safe While Holiday Shopping Online

…might want to review some other common scams so you know what to look out for. Click here to visit Fraud.org’s list of top scams from last year. Don’t click…

Tuesday, February 13

Don’t Let Someone Steal Your Heart . . . And Your Money

…request leads to another, and, in the end, your money will be gone along with that special someone you thought you knew. Romance Scams Are Increasing Scammers prey on women…

Friday, March 29

Tech Support Takedown!

Last year, the FTC got nearly 143,000 reports about tech support scams. It’s been warning people about this type of scam for years. But one piece of information in the…

Wednesday, February 27

I just met the love of my…..wallet.

…before you pursue that online romance, it’s important to take precaution with anyone new that you meet, especially with strangers online. Each year the number of reported romance scams rises…

11/11/2020 | EDT

Protecting Your Personal Information Online

…online scams, and when it’s OK — or not — to share your personal information online. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: Link to join OR Call…

07/13/2020 | EDT

Protecting Your Personal Information Online

…online scams, and when it’s OK — or not — to share your personal information online. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/3232457287 Meeting ID: 323 245…