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Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

Posted by rjkeller
2011-04-18 14:58:08

A typical Lottery or Sweepstakes Scam begins with an email telling you that you have won a large amount of money, and giving you the name of a contact person or agent that you are supposed to work with in order to claim your money. The “lottery winner” will be told that they need to pay a processing fee in order to claim their winnings. For some, these scams become an addiction much like gambling. There is the promise of a large amount of money, and it feels like it is so close, that they continue to send the “agent” more and more money to cover all of the fictional fees and transfer charges.
 

Top 5 Phone Scams Against the Elderly

Posted by rexjoec
2011-04-14 14:58:56

Top phone scams revolve around the elderly and health care reform. Beware of these 5 tricky retiree phone scams.
 

Fake check scams hunt for victims

Posted by rexjoec
2011-04-14 14:58:30

The Consumer Federation launched a campaign to combat check scams. Many consumers don't know they are responsible if they deposit
 
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