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Holiday Scams

Man loses money to holiday scams

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch

A new AARP survey shows the need to be vigilant about package theft and other cons

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Give Gift Cards to Friends and Family — Not Fraudsters

Crooks don't take a break as they zero in on fast cash

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'Tis the Season for Scams

Recognize the warning signs of fraud when shopping online, from phony sales emails to fake retail websites

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Fraudsters Sell Nonexistent 'Pets' During Holiday Season

If you're buying a pet, watch out for puppy scams

How to Avoid Holiday Scams

Protect yourself and your family from phishing attacks, fraudulent charities and more

In the News

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Why Phone Scammers Turn to Threats

Fraudsters increasingly use fear tactics to con victims out of cash

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Social Security Scams Soar; New Reporting Tool Debuts

Government officials get hundreds of complaints every day

A woman is getting bad news while on the phone

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

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


Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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