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Coronavirus scams have caused Americans to suffer huge losses, how to protect themselves

Coronavirus scams have caused Americans to suffer huge losses, how to protect themselves

This year, the number of crooks using Covid-19-related scams has surged. Already nearly 52,500 Americans have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about Covid-19-related fraud, with a total loss of more than $38.6 million. One of the most import.....

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Need to watch out for census scams in 2020

Need to watch out for census scams in 2020

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau accumulates personal information to account for people living in the United States. Census officials may try to contact you by phone, letter, and in person in March and April 2020. Some of them could be scammers, trying to col.....

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You may be a potential victim of fraud. be careful!

You may be a potential victim of fraud. be careful!

Internet scams are attempts by con artists to convince you to send them money. These fraudulent schemes can include lotteries, on-line dating services, inheritance notices, work permits/job offers, bank overpayments, or even make it appear that you are helping.....

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Amazon confirms that the order scam is happening next to you

Amazon confirms that the order scam is happening next to you

Amazon does not call to confirm when your order something. But the recent scam calls serve as a good reminder that now matter how you're notified about anything, you can always go to the internet to look up a phone number and email address to help you verify i.....

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How US citizens can avoid coronavirus related scams

How US citizens can avoid coronavirus related scams

united States lawmakers are working on a $1 trillion stimulus package to provide relief to Americans across the country who have been adversely affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. As it warned Americans of the possibility that scammers may use the news.....

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The IRS impersonation phone call scam alert

The IRS impersonation phone call scam alert

Now with tax season upon us, individuals and groups will once again attempt to defraud taxpayers and the US government out of millions of dollars, using techniques and technologies that range from the old school to the cutting edge. This year is no different, .....

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Lets you correctly distinguish debt collectors or scammers

Lets you correctly distinguish debt collectors or scammers

Scammers sometimes pose as debt collectors and collection agencies and try to get consumers to pay them. These types of scam artists often use abusive and harassing tactics in order to frighten you into providing bank and other personal information, while you .....

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If you receive a call from an unknown foreign phone number, you must do this

If you receive a call from an unknown foreign phone number, you must do this

The phone rings and an unknown number from abroad appears, such as Algeria or Tunisia. What can you do best and most importantly, what not? Criminals try to strike through all kinds of digital avenues. They always come up with new, fraudulent tricks. For examp.....

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Lottery Scams: Some scammers falsely use Mega Millions name

Lottery Scams: Some scammers falsely use Mega Millions name

“You’ve won the lottery!” It’s something that many people want to hear. But sometimes those words come from scammers who are trying to steal your money. Some of those scammers have falsely identified themselves as being affiliated with Mega Millions. N.....

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U.S. Marshals, FBI Urge Public to Report Phone Scams Spoofers using government phone numbers

U.S. Marshals, FBI Urge Public to Report Phone Scams Spoofers using government phone numbers

Spoofers using government phone numbers, government employees’ names, demanding payment via bitcoin ATMs. During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses. They then tell victims t.....

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Scam targeting Chinese immigrants or people with Chinese surnames

Scam targeting Chinese immigrants or people with Chinese surnames

Scammers are calling and leaving voicemails in Mandarin, from numbers appearing to originate from mainland China, claiming to be from the Chinese Embassy, Chinese Consulates, or from Chinese law enforcement agencies. These callers request that you pick up a pa.....

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Recently, Chinese robocalls have been bombarding the U.S. in growing numbers

Recently, Chinese robocalls have been bombarding the U.S. in growing numbers

Recently, Chinese robocalls have been bombarding the U.S. in growing numbers. The calls go out in Mandarin, apparently indiscriminately but in hopes of tapping into a Chinese immigrant population. The robocall’s voice typically claims to be from the Chinese .....

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Jackson library warns  involving book fines phone scam

Jackson library warns involving book fines phone scam

Jackson Library in Southern Michigan. "The Jackson District Library does not take payments over the phone or ask for account information from our patrons over the phone," assistant director Jason Shoup said. “We're asking that all our patrons please do not g.....

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Avoid internet and phone crowdfunding scams

Avoid internet and phone crowdfunding scams

These days, the online scams are much more sophisticated—but all of them involve one thing: trust. And whenever trust is involved, scams are present too. One of the most recent trends in scamming involves crowdfunding. For the unaware, crowdfunding is simply.....

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How to identify and report phone fraud in the U.S.

How to identify and report phone fraud in the U.S.

elephone scammers try to steal your money or personal information. Scams may come through phone calls from real people, robocalls, or text messages. The callers often make false promises, such as opportunities to buy products, invest your money, or receive fre.....

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Use real personal information from banks to trick you, the latest phone scam

Use real personal information from banks to trick you, the latest phone scam

If you're hesitant to pick up your phone when you see an unknown number (or a familiar number), that's understandable. Fraudulent phone calls have reached an all-time high in recent years and scammed Americans out of billions of dollars. But no matter how savv.....

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Remind you how to distinguish between real debt collectors and scammers

Remind you how to distinguish between real debt collectors and scammers

Many people are unable to tell the difference between a legitimate collection agency and a scammer. But there are some red flags to watch for that indicate that the collection call you receive is probably not from a legitimate collection agency. Pay attention .....

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Several different forms of report on mobile phone fraud

Several different forms of report on mobile phone fraud

What is cell phone cloning fraud?
Subscriber fraud occurs when someone signs up for service with fraudulently obtained customer information or false identification. Lawbreakers obtain your personal information and use it to set up a cell .....

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The latest US phone scam: posing as a phone call from the Social Security Administration

The latest US phone scam: posing as a phone call from the Social Security Administration

Get a call from the Social Security Administration? It's the latest government imposter scam. Con artists steal hundreds of millions of dollars a year pretending to be with the government. No matter how official they seem, no matter how scary the situation sou.....

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Canadian scammers are posing as police or tax bureau officers calling you

Canadian scammers are posing as police or tax bureau officers calling you

According to the Vancouver Police Department, fraudsters are using a technique known as spoofing to display its non-emergency number and pretending to be officers.

Several reports have been filed with police by residents who received calls from some.....

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The latest malicious fraud targets your private account

The latest malicious fraud targets your private account

What’s your most important financial number? Is it your Social Security number? The number on your bank account? Text messages are often used by banks, businesses and payment services to verify your identity when you request updates to your account. Savvy.....

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Deceived FCC call center number in the Chinese consulate scam

Deceived FCC call center number in the Chinese consulate scam

The FCC has received reports that scammers are spoofing the FCC's Consumer Call Center number, 1-888-225-5322, as part of a Chinese-language robocall scam. Chinese-language calls that refer to, or display, 1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALL-FCC) on caller ID are fraud.....

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Be wary of the Federal Court Scams that often occur in the US

Be wary of the Federal Court Scams that often occur in the US

Posing as judiciary officials, scammers target potential jurors, court interpreters, court reporters, and others by trying to collect personal information and/or money, and threatening fines, prison time or other penalties if they fail to comply with certain d.....

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Please be alert to One Ring calls in the United States in 2019

Please be alert to One Ring calls in the United States in 2019

One-ring calls may appear to be from phone numbers somewhere in the United States, including three initial digits that resemble U.S. area codes. But savvy scammers often use international numbers from regions that also begin with three-digit codes – for exam.....

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Teach you how to avoid phone scams

Teach you how to avoid phone scams

Whether a phone scammer is enticing you to save money on your utilities, threatening to shut off your electricity unless you pay an outstanding bill immediately, or pitching an unbelievably “low-cost” vacation opportunity, the most important thing you can .....

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