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Happy New Year! Start 2016 on the right foot, with these simple steps to reduce your risk of scams:
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Consumers reported losing $1.7 billion to scams and frauds in 2014, according to an annual review released by the Federal Trade Commission. That figure is likely a fraction of actual losses, since many people never report their victimization.
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Next week, Publishers Clearing House will choose one lucky person (and his or her designated beneficiary) to receive $5,000 a week for life. Meanwhile, PCH-posing scammers are picking their own “winners.”
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Can you plan to win the lottery?
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Happy birthday, America! Time for fireworks, barbecues and flag-waving.
AARP Fraud Watch Network
Greg Marchildon, AARP Vermont state director
Just as sweepstakes scam season kicks off - these prize lies tend proliferate in spring through summer - fraudsters have conceived a clever new con.
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Lottery winners Joseph and Joanne Zagami
Joseph and Joanne Zagami of North Attleborough, Mass., have won $1 million on a lottery ticket that they fished out of their trash after mistakenly throwing it away, the Associated Press reports.
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