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Holiday Scams

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Give Gift Cards to Friends and Family — Not Fraudsters

Crooks don't take a holiday as they zero in on easy, fast cash

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Tis the Season for Scams

Recognize the warning signs of fraud when shopping online or giving gift cards

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Fraudsters Sell Nonexistent 'Pets' During Holiday Season

If you're buying a cat or dog, don't let scammers spoil your holidays

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Beware of Phony Travel Deals

Fake rental listings, bogus websites ensnare unsuspecting consumers planning holiday travel

How to Recognize and Avoid Holiday Scams

In the News

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Social Security Scams Soar; New Reporting Tool Debuts

Government officials get hundreds of complaints every day

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'Virtual Kidnapping' Terrorizes People Across the U.S.

Tips from the FBI on how you should handle a ransom phone call

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Why Phone Scammers Turn to Threats

Fraudsters increasingly use fear tactics to con victims out of cash


Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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