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What are some common types of scams?

Scammers are constantly finding new ways to steal your money. You can protect yourself by knowing what to look out for. Debt collection scams Most debt collectors will contact you to collect on legitimate debts you owe. But there are ...

How do I avoid scams and fraud after a disaster?

To avoid scams ask questions, verify the identity of anyone trying to sell you something or asking for money, and make sure written contracts match the verbal promises that were made. Scammers often try to take advantage of you during ...

A few days after my relative’s obituary appeared in the papers, I got a call from someone who said they were a debt collector and that my relative had owed money. They are telling me I have to pay and asking me for my bank account information so they can withdraw the funds. How do I know if this is a scam? What can I do?

Do not ever give your bank account information to someone who calls you on the phone. This could be a scam. You are not obligated to give the caller this information. Don't give any of your personal information, like your ...

What are mortgage loan modification scams?

Mortgage loan modification scams are schemes to take your money – often by making a false promise of saving you from foreclosure. Scammers may: Ask you to pay high fees upfront to receive services Promise to get you a loan ...