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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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Avoiding a money mule scam

Bridget Small
Scammers are looking for people to help them move stolen money. They visit online dating, job search, and social media sites, create fake stories, and make up reasons to send you money, usually by
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Wrapping up 2020 with more car wrap scams

Ari Lazarus
We just heard from more companies that scammers are using their names to trick people into a car wrap scam. This time, scammers are saying they’re Marlboro or Purell (but they’re not really). The gist
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FTC: The bottom-line on fake checks scams

Colleen Tressler
If someone you don’t know sends you a check and asks for money back, that’s a scam. Fake checks drive many types of scams — like those involving phony job and income opportunities, online classified

Fake Check Scams

If someone you don’t know sends you a check and asks for money back, that’s a scam.

Fake checks come in many forms. They might look like business or personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders

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How To Spot, Avoid, and Report Fake Check Scams

Types of Fake Checks Scams Why Does this Scam Work? Fake Checks and Your Bank How To Avoid a Fake Check Scam What To Do If You Sent Money to a Scammer Where To Report Fraud In a fake check scam, a
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Anatomy of a fake check scam

Colleen Tressler
Fake checks drive many types of scams – like those involving phony prize wins, fake jobs, mystery shoppers, online classified ad sales, and others. In a fake check scam, a person you don’t know asks
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Publishers Clearing House imposters keep coming

Emma Fletcher
Who wouldn’t love to be that winner you see on TV holding a great big sweepstakes check? That’s what con artists are counting on when they claim to be Publishers Clearing House. This trick is an oldie