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Fraud Prevention

Tech Support Scams Are on the Rise. Here’s How You Can Avoid Them.

Refuse any unsolicited tech support offers.
Posted: 04/03/2017 by | 8 Comments

Tech support scams can be convincing. For people who don’t consider themselves “tech savvy,” an unsolicited offer to fix a slow computer may seem like the answer to their prayers. Don’t get roped in.

Online dating scams: How to protect your heart and wallet

Online scams
Posted: 02/13/2017 by | No Comments

People looking for love online should hold on to their wallets. More than 12,500 people filed romance scam complaints with the FBI in 2015, losing more than $200 million to fraudsters. Of 288,000 online scams, with losses totaling almost $1.1 billion, romance scams accounted for 20 percent of all losses and only 4 percent of […]