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Scammers Pretend To Be Your Utility Company

A call from your gas, electric, or water company threatening to immediately turn off your service is probably a scam. Here’s what you need to know. How Utility Scams Work How To Avoid Utility Scams
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Fake Prize, Sweepstakes, and Lottery Scams

You get a call, email, or letter saying you won a sweepstakes, lottery, or prize — like an iPad, a new car, or something else. But you can tell it’s a scam because of what they do next: they ask you
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The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could lose weight simply by taking a pill, wearing a patch, or rubbing in a cream? Unfortunately, claims that you can lose weight without changing your habits just aren’t
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Before Giving to a Charity

You want your donations to count, so it’s important to do some research before giving to a charity. Here are some things you can do to learn more about a charity and avoid donating to a scam. Five
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Scammers Use Fake Emergencies to Steal Your Money

Someone calls or contacts you saying they’re a family member or close friend. They say they need money to get out of trouble. But check that there’s an emergency first because it could be a scammer
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Avoid Immigration Scams and Get Real Help

Are you looking for help figuring out the immigration process or filling out immigration forms? There are legitimate organizations that can help you, but there also are scammers looking to trick you
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Before You Wire Money

Scammers pressure you to wire money to them because it’s easy to take your money and disappear. Wiring money is like sending cash — once it’s gone, you probably can’t get it back. Never wire money to
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Nanny and Caregiver Job Scams

If you’re looking for a job as a babysitter, nanny, or other kind of caregiver, you might have searched online or used a website that matches you up with potential employers. Scammers also use these