Fraud

5 Steps to Take When You Don’t Recognize Debt

January 31, 2016

Creditors and debt collectors commonly contact consumers who fall behind in making debt payments. Sometimes, however, creditors may contact the wrong person about an outstanding debt. Other times, scam artists can pose as debt collectors to try to get personal information from consumers in order to commit identity theft. In the event you are contacted…
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Kicks Off Next Week, FTC Announces

January 20, 2016

From Jan. 25th through 29th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – will be sponsoring Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to inform consumers about: What tax identity theft is How to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of this type of identity theft What can be…
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How to Protect Yourself against Investment Fraud Schemes (Part 2)

November 15, 2013

As a continuation of How to Protect Yourself against Investment Fraud Schemes (Part 1), the following provides some further information regarding what you can do to protect yourself and your hard-earned money from investment scams, like stock fraud and Ponzi schemes. While Part 1 of this blog discussed some of things that you should ask…
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How to Protect Yourself against Investment Fraud Schemes (Part 1)

November 14, 2013

Investment fraud, which may also be referred to as stock fraud or securities fraud, involves deceiving potential investors into investing their money in some stock or commodity that doesn’t exist or that is not worth as much as the perpetrators of fraud allege it to be. Investment fraud can be particularly insidious to unknowing investors…
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