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Fraud Facts: Tips to prevent utility scams

Consumers are constantly being warned of new scams that develop and old ones that continue to pose a threat. Even when a scam has been around for quite some time, the perpetrators seem to find new ways to trick people ...

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Fraud Facts: Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft

As we move into the third month of the 2015 filing year, the IRS is seeing an abundance of tax return fraud attempts again this year. Just last month, the IRS warned that they are seeing a 400% increase in ...

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Fraud Facts: About those work-from-home scams

We frequently see advertisements on the internet for jobs that allow you to work from home. If you do a Google search for “work from home jobs”, the right hand side of the screen reads “Legit work from home jobs”, ...

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Fraud Facts: Looking at ways to recognize a telemarketing scam

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between a trustworthy telemarketer and a scammer who uses the phone to lure people in. With the help of Internet software, callers are able to operate from just about anywhere in ...

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Fraud Facts: Fighting Medicaid fraud as enrollment increases

The Medicaid program provides health care benefits to low-income families who either have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. According to a report published by the State Healthcare Spending Project, a collaboration between Pew Charitable Trusts and the ...

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