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Posted 3 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Jennifer King  
How to Recognize Legal Scams

I got a worried message from my 80-year-old father the other day. He’d gotten a phone call from a man who was trying to reach me. The guy told my Dad that he had a sealed affidavit with my name and Social Security Number on it in connection with a lawsuit that had been filed against me. The man left a toll-free phone number with my Dad and asked that I call as soon as possible.   Like this article? …

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Posted 4 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Cell Phone Radiation: There’s a Scam (and App) for That

Software developers are busy writing apps for smart phones. Hackers are busy working to exploit them for things like identity theft. Then you have your low-tech scammers who are now preying on fears that cell phone radiation causes cancer.   Cell phones called possibly carcinogenic by WHO Scam artists offering radiation-shielding products to concerned consumers Don’t be fooled, instead try some common-sense to minimize exposure Share this post with friends using this link: http://bit.ly/iRXgQV   Don’t Be Scammed by Radiation …

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Posted 4 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Some House Reps Would Limit Madoff/Ponzi Clawbacks

You and a bunch of friends invest money with a trusted advisor. You have a lot of paper profits which you decide to cash out, and do. Later, it turns out the advisor was running a Ponzi scheme, and your friends lose all their money.   Controversy continues in Madoff claims process Bill in Congress would limit recovery of funds from investors who cashed out Persons unjustly enriched at others’ expense should give up those gains Copy this link to …

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Posted 4 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Child Identity Theft: A Growing Problem, and a Big One

The Federal Trade Commission says identity theft affects as many as 9 million Americans each year. According to a recent report from Carnegie Mellon University, increasingly the victims are children. Detecting child identity theft early can head off a nasty surprise when a child approaches adulthood. How kids’ identities are stolen in the first place may be quite surprising to you.   Identity thieves targeting child victims In one study one in ten kids had a compromised identity Watch for …

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Posted 4 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Read This Blog Free! (Credit Card Required)

Of course you’d never bite on a come-on like that. At least I hope not. So why do people fall for "free vacation" and other scams? You know, the ones where you’re notified you’ve won some free prize and all you have to do is send $400 in advance to redeem your winnings?   FTC shuts down "free vacation" scams targeting Spanish-speaking consumers Lottery, prize and "business opportunity" scams flourishing Just ignore those phone calls, emails and TV ads promising …

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