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Coronavirus Scams

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'Sextortion' Scams Spike Amid Stay-at-Home Orders

Authorities see surge in threatening emails seeking money

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FBI Official Warns of More Scams as Outbreak Persists

During pandemic, opportunistic crooks want your data, cash and help laundering their loot

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DOJ Official Chases Crooks Eager to Profit From Pandemic

Brian Benczkowski suspects phony entities will go after stimulus relief money

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Reality TV Star Charged With COVID Relief Fraud

Maurice Fayne allegedly bankrolled luxury purchases with dollars meant for small businesses

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FTC Says Nearly $6 Million Lost to Coronavirus Fraud

Complaints soared as the pandemic spread across the U.S.

Stimulus Check Scams

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Don't Lose Your Stimulus Check To a Mail Thief

Take a look at 10 tips to mail sending and receiving mail safer

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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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This Is What a Real Treasury Check Looks Like

As payments go out, 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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IRS Warns Consumers of Stimulus Scams

Ignore come-ons promising help to get you your payments, tax refunds

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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 May Not Recognize Scam Risks When Using Paypal, Venmo

AARP study finds users across age groups may not recognize scam risks when using PayPal, Venmo, other platforms


Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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