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Mail Theft, Check Fraud on the Rise, USPS Warns

Learn how to keep your payments safe as thieves grow more brazen

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Scam Alerts

Government Impostor Scams on the Rise

6 frauds to know and tips to stay safe from the scammers

Pet Scammers Peddle Puppies That Don’t Exist

Multiple victims across U.S. seeking a four-legged friend lost thousands

Tech and Social Media

Know When Your Facebook Friend is a Real Phony

How to protect yourself and spot impostors on Messenger, Instagram

How to Spot Scam Texts on Your Smartphone

Take steps to protect yourself from fake mobile messages sent by cybercrooks

More Fake COVID Related Robocalls and Texts Reported

Coronavirus scams keep coming as fraudsters follow the headlines

Fraud Fighting

Help Your Teen Avoid Online Scams and Identity Theft

Criminals are targeting kids with fake shopping sites, scholarship offers, sextortion and more

How to Stop Cybercriminals in Their Tracks

Crooks use a variety of tools and tactics, but smart security practices can thwart them

Beware Scam Robocalls, Texts Tied to COVID-19

FCC launches web page with coronavirus fraud safety tips

FCC Cracks Down on Car Warranty Robocalls

Voice service providers ordered to block traffic from group accused of making billions of illegal calls

Former NASA Engineer Shares Gets Even With Scammers

Mark Rober discusses the 'glitterbomb package' and other creative ways he gets back at fraudsters

Victim Support

Let’s Stop Blaming Scam Victims, AARP Report Says

Advocates call for a change in how we talk and think about financial fraud

7 Scams Reported on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Helpline

From requests for genetic testing to fake arrest warrants, here's how crooks are deceiving consumers

Elder Fraud

5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

Steps to help protect loved ones from theft

Tech Tools to Help Guard Against Elder Financial Abuse

Websites and firms that can flag suspicious behavior

The Legal Consequences of Elder Fraud Can Be Steep

Scams are on the rise, but here are ways to fight back

                         

 

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