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Only scammers demand utility payments in cryptocurrency

Gema de las Heras
It’s never a good time to have your utilities shut off. But during the hot summer months, the threat of having no power can be especially miserable: no AC, no refrigerator, not even a fan. Scammers
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Defending against impersonator scams

Andrew Rayo
American servicemembers sacrifice so much to honorably defend the nation. But dishonorable scammers make it their mission to con servicemembers out of their hard-earned money and benefits by
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Job hunting? Look out for phony job postings

Gema de las Heras
Scammers are using the names of well-known employers to post job openings that don’t exist. The purpose? Tricking you into sending them personal information or money upfront to get the job. The phony
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Spotting the FTC’s most reported crypto scams

Andrew Rayo
If the cryptocurrency craze feels like a tempting way to make money, or you think you’re missing out, read on. Because, according to the FTC’s new data spotlight, scammers are banking on what you don
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How do you spot a scam? Listen to how someone tells you to pay

Cristina Miranda
Like spring cleaning for your finances, Financial Literacy Month is a great time to dust off your knowledge for spotting and avoiding scams. The best way to make a clean getaway from a scam? Listen to
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How you can recognize and avoid a scam (and help others)

Alvaro Puig
Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the numerous contributions that Hispanic Americans and Latinos have made to our country. This year’s theme, Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage
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More money is coming to families…and scammers are ready

Lisa Lake
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible families will get monthly payments from the government from July 15 through December 2021. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send these monthly
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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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How To Avoid a Government Impersonator Scam

Scammers pretend to be calling you from government agencies like the Social Security Administration and the IRS. Or say they work for Medicare. They say that if you don’t pay or you refuse to give