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Protect loved ones from exploitation by a fiduciary
How to hire wisely and spot signs of financial abuse
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Con artists in Europe use creative ploys to fleece travelers
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Fake surgeon lied to her and raided her nest egg for thousands
California woman accused of helping others create fake vaccination records
Beware unsolicited calls, emails offering help with FEMA application
Feds say post-vaccine survey is fake and prize never arrives
Authorities warn Twitter, Shopify, eBay to stem online sales of sham records
Nearly 500 charged with crimes during yearlong Justice Department crackdown
A stolen purse case leads to a nationwide crime ring and a scam that includes disguises and more
Annie believes she's found an online friend, but in reality, she’s being lured into a scam
Consumers are warned to beware of scammers
Federal lawsuit alleges deceptive and illegal tactics
Feds allege men schemed to get relief money
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IRS Impostor Scam
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Medical Equipment Scams
Medical Identity Theft
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Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams
Tax ID Theft
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Tech Support Scams
Time-Share Resale Scam
'Update Account' Scams
VA Pension Poaching
Veterans Charity Scam
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