Today, we unveiled a new Fraud Watch Network campaign to inform Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how consumers can protect themselves and their loved ones. While roughly 70 percent of Americans regularly use social media, according to the Pew Research Center, many aren’t aware of these new types of scams.
I must share with you the good fortune that awaited me this morning in an e-mail my AARP spam filter inexplicably intercepted before it could reach me. Luckily for me, I don't trust spam filters, as they invariably deprive me of the most interesting correspondence-and in this case very nearly prevented me from becoming independently wealthy for the rest of my life.
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