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Counting the days until summer vacation, downsizing, or are the kids heading off to college? Count on attempted rental rip-offs, which have earned perennial placement on many Top Scam lists throughout this decade.
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It’s bad enough being scammed out of your money once. But some older consumers are being conned a second time by so-called asset recovery companies promising to help recover the money lost in the initial fraud, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warns.
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You don’t have to journey far to get rooked in a driving-related scam. Ruses making the rounds are as close as your computer, telephone or mailbox.
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There’s good reason — several, actually — why Monday kicks off Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. As the tax-filing season gets under way for 2014 returns, the Internal Revenue Service faces massive budget cuts while two widespread tax scams continue.
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Many freebies come at a cost. And with unsolicited offers for supposedly free medical supplies and services, it’s often identity theft.
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Perfectly timed to the busy travel season, scammers are behind phony emails supposedly sent by the "E-ZPass Service Center" or "E-ZPass Collection Agency."
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Within the gigantic Medicare system lurk plenty of fraudsters. They falsify or inflate claims and hope they slip through the billing and documentation cracks.
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