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Scam Education

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow Headlines—and the money. 

Download Ditch the Pitch (PDF) for free! It is a complete guide to guarding against scams. Includes common scams "pitches," red flags and what to do if you gave your information to a scammer.

Common Scams

Dating/Romance Scams
  • Don't Get Hooked By Dating Scams (PDF) - Exercise caution when communicating with strangers on the internet. Consumers can be taken advantage of by faraway lovers that claim to be "strapped for cash."
Job Scams
Tax Scams/Fraud
Phishing
Phone Scams
Repair Scams
Travel Scams