Category Archives: Scams

Timothy Camus Shares Tips to Avoid IRS Impostor Scams

aarp.org By:  Katherine Skiba Timothy P. Camus capped a long career in federal law enforcement as the tip of the spear in the battle against so-called IRS impersonators. They’re the crooks who call and pose as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) … Continue reading

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How Do Scammers Know So Much About Me?

They’re good sleuths, but too often we give our data away by Amy Nofziger and Mark Fetterhoff, AARP, January 9, 2019 AARP En español | A recent caller to the AARP Fraud Watch Network helpline was being tormented with fake … Continue reading

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Social Security Number scams continues

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) once again sounded the alarm in mid-December about the latest Social Security Number (SSN) scam that continues to affect thousands of Americans. The FTC noted that the threat to individuals or groups pretending to be from … Continue reading

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Government imposter scams

July 30, 2018 by Carol Kando-Pineda Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education You get a text, call, or email from someone who says they’re with the government. They may claim to be a U.S. Marshal, saying you must pay … Continue reading

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When Buying a Home, Watch Out for This Scam

aarp.org Doug Shadel 2 minutes We get SOME scary calls. Take this one from Sally (not her real name), 56, who was finalizing a home purchase when she received an email from her escrow company instructing her where to wire … Continue reading

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Scammers create fake emergencies to get your money

July 3, 2018 by Carol Kando-Pineda Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education “I lost my wallet and ID. I’m stranded — please wire money.” “Your grandson is being held in jail. He needs bail money right away.” Scammers try … Continue reading

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Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump

August 7, 2018 by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC With the summer travel season in high gear, the FTC is warning drivers about skimming scams at the pump. Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals. These card … Continue reading

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