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Invention Promotion Scams

Dishonest invention promoters lie about the profit potential of your invention to get you to pay for expensive, but often useless, services. Here’s what you need to know to avoid an invention
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’Tis the season for student loan scam calls

Emily Wu
If you have a federal student loan, you probably already know that the Coronavirus emergency relief program that has paused your payments is ending. Repayments will begin again after May 1, 2022
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Make your donation count by avoiding end-of-year charity scams

Cristina Miranda
The season of giving is here. If you celebrate Christmas, you might be about to fill some stockings. But, for many, holiday giving includes supporting charitable causes. Charities in need of support
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Donate safely this Giving Tuesday

Rosario Méndez
Giving Tuesday is a great time to show your gratitude by donating to help others. But you don’t want to give money to a fake charity or scammer (any day of the week). Before you donate this Giving
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How to spot and avoid common health scams

Jim Kreidler
As a caregiver for a family member with special health needs, you know that shopping, making meals, or just regularly spending time with someone who can’t get out much can profoundly improve their
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Get the dog or cat instead of the scam

Jennifer Leach
This has been National Adoption Week for pets, and by now, thousands of dogs and cats might have new homes in the hearts of many thousands of people. But as the holidays approach, scammers know that