Scams & Fraud

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Sign up for this webinar to learn what kinds of census scams are out there and how to report them.
Scam Alert
As coronavirus scams multiply, DOJ issues tips to recognize and avoid them
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Heads up! Over the weekend, a series of posts emerged on social media claiming that eligibility for financial relief checks related to the COVID-19 coronavirus would be determined by whether one has responded to the Census.
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With 2020 Census Pending, Findings Show Many May Not Recognize Expected Census Scams
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Check out this post from the FTC to learn tips that might keep the fraudsters at bay
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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They pretend to be IRS agents or Census officials, someone on a dating site or even your grandchild telling you they’re in trouble. They’re impostor scammers—and they’re after YOUR money and YOUR personal information.
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The biggest shopping season of the year is, unfortunately, also the biggest scamming season. Criminals are out in force during the holidays trying to steal your money and personal information. Learn about ways to help protect you and your loved ones.
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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!
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If you’ve been the victim of a scam and don’t know where to turn, we’re here to help! Volunteers from our Fraud Watch Network Helpline will be standing by to talk to you live during our first-ever, online “Fraudcast” – a special event we’ve planned just for you!
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