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Social Security Impostors Take Scams to the Next Level

Crooks pose as real government officials, brandish badge numbers to deceive beneficiaries

Identity Theft Prevention

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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10 New Year's Resolutions to Scam-Proof Your Life

Simple ways to stay safe from fraudsters online and off in 2021

Types of Identity Theft

Social Security Scams

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

IRS Impostors

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

Medicare Card Scams

How fraudsters could steal your health benefits from you

Online Safety

How Online Searches Fuel Tech Support Scams

Scammers use fake ads to target customers seeking product help

How to Use Free Public Wi-Fi and Keep Your Data Secure

Don't let a hacker spy on your cellphone, laptop browsing and typing

Feds Shut Down Website Peddling COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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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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