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Picture this: your 90-year old grandmother receives a phone call, which goes like this: read more


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Your beloved dog Scruffy got out under the fence again--but this time, he didn't come back the next day. You put up posters throu read more


Many people are bombarded nowadays with phone calls claiming to be from local medical centers. Watch the video in this article to see seven notorious scams pulled against seniors. read more


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You run a small business.Your workers are like family and you'd hate to hear of anything happening to them. One day, you receive read more


You receive a congratulatory phone call or an email from someone who works in your industry. You are told that you just won a "Civic Recognition Award" or an honorary title related to your industry. Then this happens:

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If you live in the USA and just bought prescription pills online, you might receive a phone call from somebody claiming read more


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Using the Yellow Pages’ logo and a fake registration form, scammers are trying to sell fake ads in the trusted publication. Fir read more


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In the first days of November, Hurricane Sandy battered the east coast of the United States, leaving thousands without power, man read more


We all want to be good citizens and sometimes just want to contribute to the well-being of our neighbourhood. However, beware of local calls claiming to be from your county's office, in an attempt to bilk you out of your hard earned money. read more


Here is a sneaky scam preying on people's naivety when it comes to vanity and freebies. You receive an email or a voicemail from somebody wanting to interview you for a popular publication or the local TV station. Then this happens: read more


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Many communities have implemented property watch programs to help keep homeowners’ properties safe while they are away on trips read more


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Keeping yourself safe from scams takes a lot of vigilance and involves educating yourself. It can be difficult though when scammers... read more


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Banking fees are a bane of everyone’s existence, and it seems like they go up every other day. Therefore if one were to get a p read more


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(with video below) It's an universal fact that criminals have no shame and scams that target the elderly are the lowest of the... read more


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Many people use prescription drugs. In fact, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, over half of all North Americans a read more


Bluetooth technology has allowed us to literally be connected to our cell phones 24 hours a day without interrupting our other activities. Hands free devices have made cell phone users safer behind the wheel – but scammers came into play. read more


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With slightly more than 75% of North Americans possessing at least one credit card, and 51% owning three or more, using credit ca read more


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The Veterans Outreach Center is a reputable non-profit organization founded in 1987, with a well-defined purpose of helping those read more


Beware of many 2016 Presidential Election scams happening these days, involving surveys, votes and donations. As the whole world is enjoying the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this is a great time for scammers to make victims. read more


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Scammers call households pretending to be IRS (Internal Revenue Service in US) employees conducting telephone surveys. read more


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Scams involving bilking the elderly out of their hard-earned savings are especially heinous. Many elderly victims live alone, are read more


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When a spouse dies there are so many things that need to be handled almost simultaneously. Burial arrangements made, death certif read more


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What would you do if you received a call on your home telephone from the police, stating that they had apprehended a gang of yout read more


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Scams involving criminals trying to get victims to communicate their account information to them are nothing new. But the method read more


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While there have been many documented cases of various scams being run by inmates in prison, ironically, this scam is being perpe read more


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(with videos below) You're performing your daily routines and the phone rings in your pocket or purse. An automated voice deliver read more


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(with explanatory video below) “Number Spoofing” is a new way for scammers to get your personal information. They make their read more


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(with video below) The Paramedic Call Scam is an insidious con that plays with the victim’s desire to protect those they love m read more


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(with video below) Did you just receive a text message claiming to be from a brand name company called AppleLucky saying they are read more


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DishTV is a very popular satellite television service provider, competing with cable television and ranking high on the scale of read more


Beware of the Social Security Administration Visit Scam! All Americans are required to have a social security card and number to identify them for government benefits and various other reasons. This scam works on the assumption that... read more


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Multiple world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, has a TV game show called “Manny, many prizes”. read more


Scams that target the elderly are especially heinous, and this one is no exception. Life Alert is a computerized emergency call button for senior citizens to help them maintain their independence while being able to summon help in an emergency. read more


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We all would love to believe that there is an easy way to earn money from home with very little work required, and the resale cre read more


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Individual scam artists do some heinous things, but when scammers band together to play their games with the innocent, it can be read more


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MI5 is a home security agency located in the UK. They have publicly warned customers – both current and potential – to be awa read more


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You receive a text message on your mobile phone stating: "Kik has recently reached the incredible milestone of 100 million users! read more


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(with video below) You receive a message on your voicemail informing you that the country’s economy finally recorded a surplus read more


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(with video below) This scam is targeted at business owners so if you're one of them watch out! Criminals send you a fax requirin read more


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(with explanatory video below) You receive a phone call - it’s either a tape recorded message (with an invite to call a number) read more


Free Gift Delivery Scam - beware! You receive a voicemail informing you that you've won a free gift for being part of your association (e.g. Red Cross). The gift isn't bad, either: it could be a couple free nights at a 5-star hotel or tickets to NBA. read more


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You are going through a rough time after losing one of your family members. The funeral was yesterday and today you are trying to read more


Beware of the power/utilities scam bill going around these days. Here it is, exposed with a video. It involves the heat, gas, or energy service for your house. read more


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If you are a US citizen, be very careful when you are required to call certain numbers, in order to complete a deal, transaction, read more


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(with video below) In the middle of your job at the office, you receive a phone call. The other person introduces himself as a se read more


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It doesn’t matter what cell phone service provider you are registered with, one day you might receive a text message claim read more


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It has been reported that cell phone owners are receiving text messages from their banks informing them that their cards have bee read more


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If you live in an area that has just been hit by a natural disaster (Hurricane Sandy, fire, earthquake, etc), in the days followi read more


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Scammers set non-stop phone calls, in the form of automated voice messages, alerting recipients that their debit cards are inacti read more


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(with video below) If you ever receive a phone call from your local prison on your house phone and the operator tells you to pres read more


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