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Impostor Fraud

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Criminals Collect Millions in Romance Scams

Never send money to a virtual love interest you haven't met in person, experts caution

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12 Tools in a Fraudster's Toolbox

Avoid the dirty tricks that identity thieves rely on to get the job done

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Fraudsters Take Aim at Military Personnel, Veterans

Losses surpassed $338 million in five years, according to FTC data

Impostors: Stealing Money, Damaging Lives

Learn to spot and avoid impostors at our free webinar.

Part 1: Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Times: 7:00 p.m. ET/PT

Part 2: Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Times: 7:00 p.m. ET/PT

Pay the Ransom or Else

The Perfect Scam Podcast - Virtual Kidnapping Schemes

In part one of this episode, one mom was forced to pay for her daughter's "alleged" release

In the News

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Chinese Military Hackers Indicted in Equifax Breach

Were you among the 145 million Americans who had sensitive data stolen?

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Consumer Fraud Complaints Hit Record High

Amid 3.2 million consumer complaints in 2019, government impostor scams soar

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Justice Department Moves Against Robocaller Rings

Firms in New York and Arizona blamed for hundreds of millions of foreign spam calls


Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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