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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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Better Beware – Older Folks and Phones

The phone is the favorite way to target older folks, and now that almost everyone’s personal data has been stolen, scammers are ramping up their attacks.

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Better Beware – Scam Updates

Here’s the latest info about some common scams going around right this very moment, including a look at a swindle that may not be what we thought it was.

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Better Beware – Summer Scams

Seasonal scams are always with us, and if you’re vacationing — or looking for a summer job — there are too many ways you can get ripped off.

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Better Beware – Healthcare Thieves

There are a lot of new dangers that have recently emerged for all of us when dealing with healthcare issues — particularly online.

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Better Beware – Charity Begins at Home

Americans give lots of money to good causes — but it’s all too easy to be ripped off by charity scams. Here’s how to tell which ones are legit… and deductible.

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Better Beware – Triple Threats

A bumper crop of new scams want you to drink poison, give them your utility account information, and send huge chunks of money to the wrong place. Here’s the lowdown on the latest.

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Better Beware

Stats and Ransomware: FTC statistics on scam complaints in 2015 show some interesting trends. In 2016 the worst threat is Ransomware computer viruses, and there’s yet another new fake email going around.

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 2

The IRS is warning of a whole list of ever-more-sophisticated scams, some of which are up 400 percent this year! And a thought about what to do if you get one of those threatening calls — always a scam.

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 1

Scammers are working overtime as the IRS deadline approaches. Here’s info on the most successful scam, and one that tried to hit on me!

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