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Imposter scams top the FTC fraud list for 2018

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Hand Holding Megaphone With Speech Bubble SCAM. Announcement. Vector illustration In 2018, people reported losses of nearly $1.48 billion in fraud to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC.) That was a $406 million over what consumers reported losing in 2017. One in every 4 people who report fraud to the FTC suffer some monetary losses. The…


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Fraud alert: This is (not) the government calling

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Think you are too smart to fall for phone scams? Not so fast. In 2018, American consumers lost more than $488 million to a type of fraud that the Federal Trade Commission (FRC) calls “imposter scams.” One particularly common and effective type of imposter scam is the fraudster posing as a government official. In fact,…


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