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As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the nation’s 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is experiencing a big uptick in complaints that scammers pretending to be the FTC are calling, emailing, texting and faxing.
A mysterious scammer hacks into private information through a computer and smart phone.
New frauds and scams seem to crop up weekly.  Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money.  Every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity.  In the last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams.
Scam Alert
What follows is a news release from New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, dated November 13, reprinted with permission.
Every day hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone's identity!
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Buying a gift card for a graduate in your life? Choose wisely.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now working with private debt collectors to recover unpaid tax debts. Scammers could attempt to capitalize on potential confusion created by this new development.
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Volunteer fraud fighter Bob Denz of Sutton -- a retired FBI agent -- offers the following about AARP's recently-launched Fraud Watch Network:
Every day, Granite Staters lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds!
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