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How Cybercrooks Can Hack Your Online Bank Accounts

If you think your checkbook and paper statements keep you safe, think again

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Meet Brett Johnson — the Godfather of the Dark Web

Fraud expert Doug Shadel explores the inner workings of the dark web

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Help Stop Identity Theft by Freezing Your Credit

It’s gotten easier to protect your credit information. Time to finally do it

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Password Managers: What You Need to Know

Keep your digital life secure and store your personal images, files and more in one location

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How Cash Meant for Friends Can Fall Into Crooks' Hands

Consumer advocates urge care when using an app to send money

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HHS-OIG Federal agent investigating a dna testing scam

Medicare Recipients: Beware of 'Free' DNA Tests for Cancer

Here's what you should know about an alleged $2.1 billion scam homepage on the screen showing unread friend request, unread likes and more.

Facebook Messenger Scam: Fake Friend, Real Money

How to protect yourself from cloned profiles and social media scams

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FTC Sues's Owner, Alleges Daters Were Duped

Government says customers were tricked with phony profiles

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Older Americans Unaware of Common Scams

Survey finds lack of knowledge puts them at greater risk

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Report: VA Should Do More to Protect Vets From Fraud

Veterans age 80 and older may be particularly vulnerable


Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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