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Holiday Heads-up II

Here are the top four scams that are targeting you during the Holidays, according to the BBB. You’d better watch out, whatever you try – or you’re going to pout, I’m tellin’ you why!

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Holiday Headsup #1

The nine most popular — or UNpopular, if you’re a victim – scams of the Holiday season have been ID’d by the Better Business Bureau, and here’s the first four.

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Flare-lit Tip-offs

  How to identify when an imposter wants your information for nefarious purposes. Scams and swindles today are using some common elements which are easy to spot if you know what to look for. These red flags should be obvious — but some people still need to learn them.

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Disasters and Precautions

Two devastating hurricanes and a horrible mass shooting have brought scammers and swindlers out of the woodwork everywhere, trying to grab the money donated to help the victims. Don’t get taken.

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Cryptocurrency

Bitcoins — and their ever-more-numerous fellows — are a new kind of money, and they offer new kinds of opportunities for the same old crooks. Watch out!

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Overpayment Scams Underestimated

Overpayment Scams, Underwater Cars, and the latest on Equifax

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Equifax Data Breach Leaves You at Risk

Last week Equifax announced that 143 million people have had all their personal data stolen, and this almost certainly includes YOU! Your identity is at risk from now on.

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Hurricanes and Hoodoos

Hurricane Harvey has spawned a bigger-than-ever crop of scams, and the FBI just took down a swindler who was casting spells.

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Bloomington Beware! – Car Buying Scams

Want to — or need to — buy a car? Be careful! There are way too many people selling cars who just want to take as much of your money as possible. Here are some basic tips.

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Students Beware

40,000 students just hit town, and there are LOTS of scams and swindles that target them this time of year. Here’s some of the most common ripoffs to watch out for.

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