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Coronavirus Scams

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Fraudsters Pose as COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Cooperate only with real health departments and safeguard your sensitive data

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Fraudsters Are Distorting Face Mask Exemption Rules

ADA does not excuse all people with disabilities from mask requirements, Justice Department says

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Pandemic Scammers Target Older Americans on Medicare

HHS fields hundreds of fraud complaints tied to COVID-19

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How to Spot Paycheck Protection Program Scams

Fraudsters target small businesses seeking help from federal pandemic loan fund

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12 Tips from Top Feds to Avoid Fraud During the Pandemic

A dozen federal officials offer advice to outsmart coronavirus scammers

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

In the News

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How International Fraud Rings Target Older Americans

From phone and email scams to imposter fraud, see how they operate

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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




Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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