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Money Scams and Frauds


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A Guide for Seniors: Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud
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A Guide for Seniors: Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud
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This booklet tells you how to check out an investment sales pitch for legitimacy, describes warning flags of fraud, types of fraud, and what to know about "senior" specialists and advisors. (Previous item number: 577Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Advance-Fee Loans
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Advance-Fee Loans
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Brochure that discusses how advance-fee loan and credit card offers have tell-tale signs that can help you avoid getting ripped off.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Before Giving to a Charity
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Before Giving to a Charity
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Provides tips for researching a charity to help ensure to ensure it's legitimate to avoid being scammed.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Consumer Fraud by Phone or Mail: Know How to Protect Yourself
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Consumer Fraud by Phone or Mail: Know How to Protect Yourself
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Protect yourself from boiler room fraud by learning to recognize fraudulent offers.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Fighting Fraud 101: Smart Tips for Investors
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Fighting Fraud 101: Smart Tips for Investors
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Scam artists often target Americans nearing, or in, retirement. The typical fraud victim is college-educated and financially savvy. This booklet will help you learn the psychology of a scam, and how to protect yourself. (Previous item number: 578Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
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Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
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Someone illegally using your Social Security number can steal your financial identity and your money. Find out how to prevent identify theft and how to report it if you suspect it. If you are a victim, learn how to get a new Social Security number. (Previous item number: 519Y)
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Looking to Earn Extra Income? Rule Helps You Avoid Bogus Business Opportunity Offers
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Looking to Earn Extra Income? Rule Helps You Avoid Bogus Business Opportunity Offers
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Many business opportunity promotions are scams that take people's money up front and fail to deliver on the promises.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America
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Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America
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Ponzimonium tells the fascinating stories of ten Ponzi schemes as well as includes a chapter containing the Red Flags of Fraud to help people avoid being scammed. (Previous item number: 118Y)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: $17.00
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Protect your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation
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Protect your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation
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This brochure provides information and resources on avoiding financial exploitation for seniors and offers tips on how to stay safe.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Safeguarding Your Child's Future
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Safeguarding Your Child's Future
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Guide to help parents and guardians protect a child's information and repair damage caused by identity theft. (Previous item number: 119Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: $4.00
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Stopping Affinity Fraud in Your Community
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Stopping Affinity Fraud in Your Community
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Affinity fraud refers to investment scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, often religious or ethnic communities. The fraudsters who promote affinity scams frequently are - or pretend to be - members of the group.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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You Have the Power to Stop Identity Theft
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You Have the Power to Stop Identity Theft
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Consumer guidance on how to stop electronic identity theft.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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