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Vietnam Veteran Fell Victim to COVID-19 Grant Scam

Scammers took his money and social security numbers, leaving him at risk for identity theft

Identity Theft Prevention

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Identity Thieves File Phony Unemployment Claims

FBI warns of spike in fraud cases as millions of workers lose jobs

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Fraud expert Frank Abagnale offers 10 easy steps to help beat identity thieves.

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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

Types of Identity Theft

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Social Security Scams

Keep an eye on your account online before scammers try to take it over

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IRS Impostors

Scamsters try to get your personal information to file fake tax returns

Medicare fraud cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year

Medicare Card Scams

How fraudsters could steal your health benefits from you

Online Safety

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Cryptocurrency Investors Should Watch Out for Scams

Keep eyes open when buying Bitcoin, similar products amid the coronavirus pandemic

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How to Spot Fake Political Ads and Posts on Social Media

Be wary of misinformation — and disinformation — during election 2020

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Feds Shut Down Website Peddling COVID-19 Vaccine

As coronavirus scams multiply, DOJ issues tips to recognize and avoid them

Fraud Watch Network

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Spot a Scam

Check out our scam-tracking map to learn what to watch out for and warn others

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Who Has Your Data?

Deep within the internet is the dark web where criminals buy and sell your private information

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