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Coronavirus Scams

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Feds Warn Firms Touting COVID-19 Cures, Treatments

Mare's milk, chaga tea among products being hawked during pandemic

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MyLife.com Sued Over Deceptive Practices

Consumers paid millions, tricked by suggestions of sex offenses and other crimes

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How to Stay Safe From Online Banking Scams

Fraudsters may target older adults who are managing accounts digitally

Urgent, Time Sensitive, Junk mail

False Ads Offer Stimulus Money for Hearing Aids

Two firms deceived consumers with mailings touting $1,000 for medical devices, FTC says

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Watch Out for Keto Diet Supplement Scams

Two women in their 80s among dieters who lost money, not weight

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

New Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection director Kathy Kraninger pauses as she speaks to media at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection offices in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

CFPB Director: Beware of Counterfeit Checks

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

In the News

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IRS Lists Top 12 Tax Scams of 2020

How to keep your money and identity safe, and out of crooks' hands

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Older Adults Slower to Adopt Payment Apps

AARP study finds many do not recognize scam risks when using PayPal, Venmo, other platforms

                         

 

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