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REAL ESTATE SCAM TARGETS CLOSING PROCESS

You’re in the final stages of closing on a home and receive a last-minute email telling you that plans have changed and to wire the money to a different account.

What should you do?


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TAX IDENTITY THEFT

Tax-related identity theft has become a growing threat as hackers and other thieves steal important personal information and use it to file tax returns in your name.

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ROMANCE SCAMS

Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. And many forge successful relationships. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims. They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love. Some even make wedding plans before disappearing with the money.

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FINANCIAL ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY

Having a credit card can have many benefits, but it can also be costly if you only make the minimum monthly payment.

That’s because using the card is like taking out a loan, and loans come with interest charges, meaning the longer it takes to pay your bill, the more you’ll pay in interest costs.

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BEWARE OF CHIP CARD SCAMS

Enhanced security credit and debit chip cards are being rolled out to consumers as a powerful new defense against fraud and counterfeiting.

These cards contain an embedded computer chip that is personalized for your account and every in-person transaction generates a unique code, making them more secure by adding this extra safeguard against unauthorized use...

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PRIZE SCAMS

Are you guarding your digital information from being held hostage?

Ransomware is a threat to computer users and is malware that targets and encrypts your digital data on computers and mobile devices. It then allows attackers to demand payment to unlock your data.

Once hit, you face the threat of losing all of your files.

Here are some tips to help protect your data...

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TECH SUPPORT SCAMS

Are you guarding your digital information from being held hostage?

Ransomware is a threat to computer users and is malware that targets and encrypts your digital data on computers and mobile devices. It then allows attackers to demand payment to unlock your data.

Once hit, you face the threat of losing all of your files.

Here are some tips to help protect your data...

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DON'T GET HIT BY STORM DAMAGE SCAMS

After major storm damage, don’t get hit a second time by a repair scam.

The aftermath of a seasonal storm often brings out unscrupulous contractors who move into a hard-hit area and do shoddy work or leave as soon as they get their hands on your money.

Here are some things to watch for and think about to avoid becoming a victim of what are sometimes called ‘storm chaser’ contractors.

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BE CAREFUL WHEN LOOKING FOR A VACATION RENTAL

Are you thinking about renting a house or condo for your next vacation?

While these rentals can be a great way for families and friends to share time together, scammers use them for traps, so it’s important to do your homework.

Here are some tips to help guard against vacation rental scams...

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BEWARE OF TAX SCAMS

Did you know that tax time can be prime time for scammers and identity thieves?

The danger is that these crooks take advantage of tax season to get their hands on your money or personal information that they can use in other scams.

You should be on the lookout for things such as phone and email or text phishing tax scams.

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AVOID ONLINE SHOPPING SCAMS

Shopping online can save you time and money, but it can also be costly if you’re not careful about scams involving shopping and shipping.

That’s because scammers target people looking for ‘amazing’ deals or trick them with ‘free’ offers or false shipping problems.

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