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Watch out for Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams!

Watch out for Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams!

Winning the lottery or a sweepstakes is a dream of many Americans. That dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if the contest is fraudulent, especially if real money was exchanged for what turns out to be a scam. In 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported a 27 percent uptick in reports of fraud involving sweepstakes and lotteries - now more than ever is the time to protect yourself against falling for such a scam.

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Protect Yourselves and Loved Ones from Grandparent Scams

Protect Yourselves and Loved Ones from Grandparent Scams

It is always scary to think of your loved ones being in some kind of trouble or danger, especially for a grandparent who may not always be close to their grandchildren. Our instinct to hearing a loved one needs help is to act immediately, and scammers unfortunately know this. Since 2008, the Grandparent Scam has been sweeping the nation and preying on a grandparent's instinct to help their grandchild. Therefore, it is imperative that you learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling prey to the grandparent scam.

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Avoid Online Quiz and Survey Scams this Winter

Avoid Online Quiz and Survey Scams this Winter

Online quizzes and surveys seem like harmless fun and a great way to waste a little bit of time when you?re cooped up in the house because of the cold. However, that quiz telling you what fast food item you would be may not be as innocuous as it seems.

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Protect Yourself: Avoid "Ghost" Tax Return Preparers

Protect Yourself: Avoid "Ghost" Tax Return Preparers

Protecting yourself against tax fraud can seem like a challenge. Not only do you have to protect yourself from false documentation and IRS impersonators, but you must also be wary of those you hire to prepare your taxes. Thankfully, the IRS and many others are pooling their resources to ensure that "ghost" tax return preparers don't get their hands on your money or information.

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How to Spot IRS Impersonators

How to Spot IRS Impersonators

Tax season is almost upon us, and with it brings many opportunities for scammers to steal personal information or funds from unsuspecting taxpayers. IRS impersonators can wreak havoc on communities across the United States and rely on persistent methods to get what they want. Keep reading for more information on this specific subset of scammers.

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