Five Lessons Learned to Combat Scams in 2021, from USAGov

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have reported over 260,000 scams and lost over $412 million in frauds linked to COVID-19.

Due to the rise in fraud, federal experts across the government share official information on how to recognize, avoid and report many…

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Online Puppy Scams Rising Sharply in 2020, BBB Warns

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek adding a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home. Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy.

With this rising demand has come a spike…

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Better Business Bureau Warns of Fake Virtual Holiday Shopping Fairs

The holiday shopping season is here. Many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online as a precaution to the pandemic. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal credit card information, warns the Better Business Bureau.

How the…

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Medicare Scams Are on the Rise, According to Health Alliance Plan

Michigan nonprofit health plan Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is cautioning consumers about a recent Medicare scam. 

Unsuspecting consumers are being engaged in conversations about their Medicare coverage with a Medicare “representative” and, during the call, are asked for their Medicare ID number. 

This can result in unauthorized changes…

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