ScamBuster Alerts

Scams come in all shapes and sizes.  Here are some of the most common scams and information on how to spot them.  The FTC publication 10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud gives you a good overview of the pitfall out there waiting to snag you.

bullet Advance-fee loans
bullet Credit and Charge Card Fraud
bullet “Free-Trial” offers
bullet “Free” Government Grants
bullet “Free” Security Scan Scam
bullet “Gas-Saving” Products
bullet Gold and Gold Bullion Investments
bullet Identity Theft: Medical ID theft
bullet Identity Theft: Active duty alerts help protect military
bullet Imposter Scams
bullet International Lottery Scams
bullet Internet Business Opportunities
bullet Magazine Subscription Scams
bullet Medical Billing Opportunities
bullet Money Transfers
bullet Online Dating Scams
bullet Online Penny Auctions
bullet Overpayment Scams
bullet Phishing for Personal Information
bullet Prize offers
bullet Rental Listing Scams
bullet Requests for Money
bullet Scholarship Scams
bullet Telephone Scams
bullet Travel Scams
bullet Work at Home Schemes

What to do if:

bullet Your personal information has been compromised
bullet You are billed for merchandise not received
bullet You are the victim of identity theft

Protect Yourself

bullet Avoid Online Scams  
bullet FBI: Be Crime Smart  
bullet FTC: Scam Watch  
bullet Internet Crime Prevention  
bullet National Fraud Center  
bullet OnGuard Online: Computer Security  
bullet Scambusters  
bullet Urban Legends & Rumors

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