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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
  • Fake Check Scams

    If someone - especially someone you don't know - gives or sends you a check and asks you to send money back, it's a scam. Learn more. #0811EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • OnGuardOnline.Gov

    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

    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, you can 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 to send funds to someone you know and trust. Here are some tips on when to avoid them. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission

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Financial Exploitation (3)+

  • Fake Check Scams

    If someone - especially someone you don't know - gives or sends you a check and asks you to send money back, it's a scam. Learn more. #0811EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • 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 who commit these types of crimes, “con criminals,” often target older people knowing they have spent a lifetime earning their savings. Learn how to avoid con criminals. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General

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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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