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Government Impostor Scams

Older people are targeted everyday by telephone scams which continue to rise.

Social Security Scammers Tried to Swindle a Fraud Expert

Here’s what happened and how to prevent a scam from happening to you

Timothy Camus shares tips on how to avoid scams

Meet the Lawman Who Went After IRS Impostors

Timothy P. Camus has advice for Older Americans, after years of pursuing scammers


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Protect Yourself from the IRS Phone Scam

Scammers have stolen millions from the IRS phone scam alone

Fraud prevention tip: Report the scam to Medicare

Tips to Prevent Medicare Scams and Identity Theft

The FTC and AARP join forces to help prevent fraudsters from stealing your personal data

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Inside the IRS Shut Down of a Phony Call Center

We breakdown how con artists used the IRS name to scam people out of millions


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Social Security Scams Are Surging

FTC flooded with complaints, reported losses of $19 million over past year

In the News

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Cybercrimes Cost Americans $2.7 Billion in 2018

People 60 and older are often the target and suffer the highest losses

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'Free' DNA Testing Used to Scam Medicare Recipients

States sound alarm about fraudsters urging cancer screenings

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Falling for Fraud Might Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Study finds link between scam susceptibility and dementia

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4 Industries That Are Protecting Your Personal Data

How companies like Facebook and Mastercard are using the latest technology to fight fraud

Darren Beg - a Ponzi scheme mastermind escapes

How Darren Berg Organized a Lucrative Ponzi Scheme

Retirees lost their life savings in an investment scam, costing them millions


Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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