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Con Artists Use Scare Tactics to Take Your Money

Last year, common tough-talk schemes netted nearly $11 million

En español | It used to be that scammers needed to gain your trust to do their work. They'd smile. They'd show concern. They'd even try to charm you with kind words to get you to open your heart — and your wallet. … Back to Article

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JAMAICAN LOTTERY SCAM: Originating from Jamaica, the scam specifically targets seniors via the telephone and is thought to be responsible for defrauding its victims of more than $100 million.

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