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a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle. verb (used with object), scammed, scamming. 2.

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Suggested Pdf Resources

Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams - US-CERT
Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams. US-CERT. Summary.
Phone Scams - Federal Trade Commission
1. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of ...
scams, schemes & swindles - Financial Fraud Research Center
Scams, Schemes & Swindles | a research review of consumer financial fraud. 3. LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR.
Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College! - Federal Student Aid
Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College! Avoid scams and paying for free services when you're searching for scholarships, filling out the. Free Application ...
Scholarship Scams - Fastweb
Student Bulletin. Visit www.fastweb.

Suggested News Resources

Overseas call center scams had help from Palm Harbor, federal search warrant
The warrant describes phone and email scams with a common theme: Victims reported being duped into sending payments to Bagdon, using MoneyGram or Western Union. FBI Agent Tina Repp wrote in the court record that phone solicitors — believed to be ...
Renters advised to watch out for Craigslist scams
He said he hears about these rental scams at least once a month, sometimes more. “It happens more than people realize,” he said. If you think you've been the victim of a scam, call the Sedgwick County Consumer Protection Division at 316-660-3653.
IRS: Over $29 million lost in fraud phone scams
DENVER -- A top investigator with the Internal Revenue Service called it an epidemic Friday: more than a million Americans have reported they have been the target of a phone scam with criminals impersonating IRS agents. U.S.
Help Me Howard gives advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs
For 18 years, Howard's been helping South Florida consumers fight back against shady business practices, scams and rip-offs. Recently, I asked Finkelstein to share some of his best consumer legal advice. "You want tips?
Consumer Alert: Don't fall for lottery/sweepstakes scams
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It's the promise of big money that often leads to big trouble. Sweepstakes and lottery scams lure victims in with the idea they can easily win money.

Suggested Web Resources

Scam Alerts | Consumer Information - Federal Trade Commission
Stay a step ahead with the latest info and practical tips from the nation's consumer protection agency. Browse FTC scam alerts by topic or by most recent.
Scams and Frauds |
Learn how to protect yourself from and respond to scams and frauds.
BBB Scam Stopper - Better Business Bureau
BBB Scam Stopper - Council of Better Business Bureaus.
craigslist | about > scams
Avoiding Scams. Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts. Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
FBI — Frauds from A to Z

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