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Avoid crowdfunding scams

Lisa Lake

Crowdfunding is one way to support a project you believe in and get rewards for that support. But the project you’re backing is only as good as the people behind it.

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SSA imposters top IRS in consumer loss reports

Seena Gressin

Have you gotten calls about supposed problems with your Social Security number from callers pretending they’re with the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If so, you’re not alone.

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What to do about robocalls

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle

Not another robocall! We’ve all felt that way. Wondering what to do about robocalls? Check out this new video:

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Those (not really) IRS calls

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle

You’ve probably gotten one of these calls: They say it’s the IRS and they’re filing a lawsuit against you for back taxes. They may threaten to arrest or deport you. What do you do?

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Protect yourself against Medicare scams

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle

Still getting calls from people claiming to be from Medicare, asking for money or personal information? Watch this video about how you can protect yourself from Medicare scams: 

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FTC’s Tech Support Takedown 2019

Cristina Miranda

We read you loud and clear! Last year, the FTC got nearly 143,000 reports about tech support scams.

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Getting calls from the SSA?

Jennifer Leach

Probably not. At least, not from the real SSA. But how many of you have gotten calls from someone who said they were the Social Security Administration?

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Phishing: Don’t take the bait

Colleen Tressler

Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts – even phone calls – to get you to share valuable personal information, like account numbers, Social Se

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Romance scams will cost you

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would cost you even more.

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Netflix phishing scam: Don’t take the bait

Colleen Tressler

Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information – like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords.

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Fake calls about your SSN

Jennifer Leach

The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money.