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Internet scams and other types of consumer fraud are measured in millions and billions: millions of victims and billions of dollars lost each year. To avoid them, consumers need to spot the warning signs of a scam.

For advice and other information regarding consumer scams, please see the links provided on the following pages.

IRS Scam

ATM Skimmer Scam

E-mail Tax Return Scam

Cell Phone Smishing Scam

College Fund Scam

Medical Device Scam

Grandparent Scam

Craigslist Employment Scam

After Death ("Ghosting") Scam

Online Dating Scam

Jury Duty Scam

Utilities Fraud

Card-Cracking Scam

One Ring Scam

Funeral Scam

Tax Preparation Scam

Post Disaster

Debt Collection Scams

Airline Tickets Scam

Time-Share Resale Scams


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