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Consumer Alert

Veterans and imposter scams

Carol Kando-Pineda
During the past four years, the FTC logged more than 378,000 reports from veterans — and nearly 161,000 were fraud-related. More than 24,000 of those reported a loss (with total losses of $205 million
Consumer Alert

Overpaid your utility bill? That’s probably a scam

Lisa Lake
You get a robocall saying you paid too much on a utility bill. To make up for this mistake, they say, you’ll get a cash refund and a discount on your future bills. All you have to do is press a number
Consumer Alert

Hang up on spoofed SSA calls

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
If you get a call that looks like it’s from the Social Security Administration (SSA), think twice. Scammers are spoofing SSA’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information