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Scam Texts Target Struggling Renters With False Promises of Aid

Bogus rental assistance offers are ploys to steal money, personal information

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Fake Vacation Booking Websites Posing as Airbnb

The company battles cyberthieves who steal its brand — to steal from you

What to Do Ransomware Attack Hits Your Computer?

Businesses and governments are typical targets, but individuals can be victims, too

Beware of Phony Fundraisers on GoFundMe

How to spot fake appeals for help before you make a donation

DOJ: Grandparent Scam Ring Targeted Elderly

Eight face racketeering charges for defrauding dozens of victims in their 70s and 80s

Cybercriminals Pose as Celebrities

Singer Blake Shelton, actor Chris Hemsworth among stars whose names have been hijacked

Coronavirus Scams

First Federal Criminal Charges for COVID Vaccine Card Fraud

California woman accused of helping others create fake vaccination records

Fraudsters Hit COVID Program Offering Help for Funerals

Beware unsolicited calls, emails offering help with FEMA application

5 Things to Know About the Latest Vaccine Scam

Feds say post-vaccine survey is fake and prize never arrives

Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Put Public Health at Risk

Authorities warn Twitter, Shopify, eBay to stem online sales of sham records

Beware COVID-19 Frauds and Scams

Nearly 500 charged with crimes during yearlong Justice Department crackdown

Preview: The Perfect Scam

How a Stolen Bag Helped Uncover a Crime Ring

A stolen purse case leads to a nationwide crime ring and a scam that includes disguises and more

Scam Turns Grandmother Into a Money Mule

Annie believes she's found an online friend, but in reality, she’s being lured into a scam

Stimulus Check Scams

This Is What a Real Paper Stimulus Check Looks Like

Consumers are warned to beware of scammers

Fake Stimulus Checks Drive Traffic to Used-Car Sale

Federal lawsuit alleges deceptive and illegal tactics

First Fraud Charges Involving Stimulus Loans Filed

Feds allege men schemed to get relief money

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