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Share What You Know. Stop Scams.

Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. They may not talk about it, but the statistics do.

The truth is that sharing what you know can help protect someone who you know from a scam.

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Common Types of Scams

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Your information is valuable. To you–and other people.

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You get a lot of unwanted calls. Many are from scammers.

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Someone calls to ask for money. Are they who they say they are?

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You have a Medicare card, but a caller says you need a new one.

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You won a prize! But you can't get it until you send money.

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Someone offers to repair your home. Cheap. For cash now.

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Someone sends you money. Then asks you to send some of it to someone else. 

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Ads promise big money working from home. For a fee.

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Someone asks you to donate money to a charity. Today.

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