Five Ways to Recognize a Social Security Scam

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In July 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported on a rise in scam attempts where Social Security beneficiaries were being asked to pay to reactivate, protect, or restore their benefits. According to the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), these scams continue to evolve. The OIG recently warned the public that scammers are making phone calls and then following up with emails containing falsified documents aimed at convincing people to pay.

Romance Scams: It's Not True Love if They Ask for Money

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Lots of us have profiles on online dating sites, apps or social media in hopes of meeting "the one." But that interesting person who just messaged you could be a sweet-talking romance scammer trying to trick you into sending money.

The Squad & Campaign Finance Scandals

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It seems that the three most prolific members of the so-called “squad” of freshman Democratic congresswoman may face allegations of violating campaign finance laws and House ethics rules for their personal or political benefit just 10 months into their terms.

Don't Get Scrooged by a Holiday Scam

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Wouldn't it be nice if criminals took a break for the holidays, leaving the rest of us to enjoy our celebrations without the worry of scams and fraud? Unfortunately, they don't slow down at this time of year, and if anything, scammers actually ramp up their activity to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers.

Luckily, you can preserve your holiday cheer and reduce your chances of becoming a victim by learning a few signs of some common scams. Remember, these scams can take on holiday-themed forms at this time of year but can still be a threat all year long.

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