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Widow Loses $13,000 in Gift Card Fraud

Cards purchased at Lowe's, spent in a flash at Target

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Be Careful: Fraudsters Phone It In

Calls were costliest means of contact when adults 60-plus targeted

Widow Loses Big in Romance Scam

Fake surgeon lied to her and raided her nest egg for thousands

Scam Texts Target Struggling Renters With Promises of Aid

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

Government Impostor Scams on the Rise

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

Scammers Steal Millions on Match.com

Criminals prowl dating site to rip off people for big bucks

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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