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New FTC Phone Scams

Consumers know The Federal Trade Commission as the independent government agency that tracks and prosecutes scammers.  The agency was created in 1914 to protect consumers and prevent forced business monopolies. The New Scams Scammers have begun to use the good name of the FTC as a way to target new victims. Thieves pose as representatives

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Getting Revenge on Scammers

  Legitimate businesses have used automated systems for many years. The systems are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for human operators and tech support personnel. Many websites feature systems in the form of conversational bots, i.e., robots or “bots” that answer questions based on keywords and phrases. For example, if you log on

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Avoiding Common Phone Scams

Avoiding phone scams can be difficult. Scammers trick users so they can get access to your information. It is more difficult than ever to detect phone scams by the phone number. Criminals often use VoIP or Internet phone numbers to seem as if they are local. The numbers are untraceable. Cell phone users can avoid

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Cash Advances Can Spell Trouble

A cash advance can help you in times in need, but can also be a way to get you into deeper trouble. This can easily happen if the person or company offering the cash advance isn’t honest. There are many ads and commercials for car title loans and payday loans, many of which are legal

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