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  • Credit and Debit Card Scams

    General information about credit and debit card scams: how to avoid them and what to do if you think you are a victim. #0810EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • OnGuardOnline.Gov

    Provides practical tips from the government and the tech industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Scam-proof your doorstep

    Nowadays, you can encounter a scam artist just about anywhere — online, over the phone and even at your door. Here are a few ruses that might come a’ knocking, and tips to avoid getting taken. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Scam-spotting help for recent refugees

    Have you recently arrived in United States? Whether you’re looking for a job, going through the immigration process, or just figuring out how things work, it’s important to be able to spot scams. Use the resources on this page to help you spot, avoid and report scams – and find the right kind of help. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Using Money Transfer Services

    Money transfers may be useful when you want to send funds to someone you know and trust — but they're never a good idea when you're dealing with a stranger. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission

Filing a Complaint (2)+

Financial Exploitation (2)+

  • Hang up on Medicare card scams

    Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, we shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Senior Fraud

    Consumers lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. People over age 50 are especially vulnerable and account for over half of all victims, according to a study conducted by AARP. People who commit these types of crimes, “con criminals,” often target older people knowing they have spent a lifetime earning their savings. Con criminals go wherever they can to find money to steal. They use everyday tools—the mailbox, the telephone, the Internet—to reach into your pocketbook. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General

Scams (5)+

  • Credit and Debit Card Scams

    General information about credit and debit card scams: how to avoid them and what to do if you think you are a victim. #0810EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Hang up on Medicare card scams

    Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, we shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • How to Fight Robocalls

    Strategies for dealing with unwanted robocalls. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Using Money Transfer Services

    Money transfers may be useful when you want to send funds to someone you know and trust — but they're never a good idea when you're dealing with a stranger. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Work at Home Businesses

    When money's tight, work-at-home opportunities can sound like just the thing to make ends meet. Some even promise a refund if you don't succeed. But the reality is many of these jobs are scams. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español

Seniors & Consumer Fraud (2)+

  • Hang up on Medicare card scams

    Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, we shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Senior Money Project

    Helpful video series on reverse mortgages/equity, scams, identity theft and estate planning and many other resources to help seniors make good financial decisions. Read More

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    CENTS
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