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Police Dog and Investigators Foil Elder Fraud Ring

Scammers posing as government officials bilked older victims of cash, gift cards

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Older Adults Need Better Online Security, Report Finds

AARP-sponsored research outlines steps to take to deter scammers

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Feds Bust Crooks for Magazine-Subscription Scam

More than 150,000 victims defrauded, $300 million lost over 20 years


Beware Apartment Rental Scams During the Pandemic

Below-market rents, unusual payment methods are among the warning signs

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Man Used Two Names to Collect Social Security

Pleads guilty to getting $31,362 in benefits he didn't deserve over more than a decade

Coronavirus Scams


8 Tips to Scam-Proof Your Life During COVID-19

Crooks capitalizing on the crisis want your cash and personal data

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Hackers Use Facebook to Share Malicious Links

Facebook Messenger posts tied to coronavirus news likely come from compromised accounts

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FTC Raps Hearing Aid Chains for COVID-19 Promotions

Chains say they have ceased COVID-stimulus relief ads to buy hearing aids

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Psychic Scams Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

What's in your future? Financial ruin, if you're not careful

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Bogus Websites Selling Pandemic Supplies Shut Down

Tens of thousands of shoppers paid for sanitizers, wipes that never shipped

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10 Tips to Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Beware of fake charities, sham investments and other schemes

Stimulus Check Scams

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Fake Stimulus Checks Drive Traffic to Used-Car Sale

Federal lawsuit alleges deceptive and illegal tactics

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Don't Lose Your Stimulus Check To a Mail Thief

10 tips to mail sending and receiving mail safer

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This Is What a Real Treasury Check Looks Like

Secret Service reveals security features to deter fraud

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Keep Your Stimulus Payment Out of Scammers’ Hands

AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is on your side during the pandemic

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First Fraud Charges Involving Stimulus Loans Filed

Feds allege two men schemed to get relief money earmarked for small businesses

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CFPB Director: Beware of Counterfeit Checks

Pandemic doesn't deter criminals hungry for your cash and sensitive data




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