With Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes envelopes in the mail and television commercials on the air, Sweepstakes Scam Season is now in full throttle. Although there are other Prize Lies, the biggest jackpot for scammers continues to be in pretending to be from PCH — and they’re currently offering nefarious notifications of winning the advertised “$5,000-a-week-forever” prize.
On the heels of the widespread IRS scam comes the latest slam from Uncle Sham: emails and phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.
Remember those bogus offers for a free medical alert device? That robocall ripoff, which went viral last year, has returned with a vengeance - with two new twists.
Thousands of residents of long-term care institutions have their personal savings stolen by people who are supposed to care for them, a disturbing USA Today investigation finds.
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