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Since 1994 ScamBusters.org has helped protect over 12 million people from becoming victims of scams, fraud, and crime. See why major news outlets and consumer protection experts recommend ScamBusters for useful, practical, and trustworthy information on identity theft, Internet scams, credit card fraud, phishing, lottery scams, urband legends, and how to stop spam.

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Fake Coupons, an Almost Unheard of Scam, Costs 0M Annually

How to spot fake coupons and phony work-from-home coupon clipping and certificate book schemes: Internet Scambusters #398. Today we report on a set of scams that most people haven't even heard of (fake coupons), one of which has occurred more often so far this year than in the previous 10 years combined.

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The Update On The Free Credit Report Scam.html

Here's how it works: scammers are taking legitimate coupons and doctoring them into fraudulent ones. For example, the $3 coupon we just mentioned may well have really been a "30 cents off" coupon. Unfortunately, you look like the con artist when you try to use it at the grocery store -- not the cyber-scammer who created the doctored coupon.

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Avoid Scams, Fraud, and Crime - ScamBusters.org

Since 1994 ScamBusters.org has helped protect over 12 million people from becoming victims of scams, fraud, and crime. See why major news outlets and consumer protection experts recommend ScamBusters for useful, practical, and trustworthy information on identity theft, Internet scams, credit card fraud, phishing, lottery scams, urband legends, and how to stop spam.

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Census Imposters Target Your Money and Your ID.html

Shopping warehouse company Costco and big-name retailer Kohls are both warning about Facebook scams that claim they're respectively offering $75- and $100-off coupons. They're not. And if you click on the links that accompany the "offers," you'll end up in trouble, losing money and perhaps confidential financial information.

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How to Spot Loyalty Reward Program Scams.html

Loyalty rewards programs, like coupons, discounts and cashback, are a long-established, effective method retailers use to keep their customers coming back. They make sense for both sides. But with some schemes, customers don't even realize they're signing up, and it's costing them a fortune, as we explain in this week's snippets issue.

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Airport Scams Are On The Rise.html - Scambusters

Discount coupons and brochures pressed into your hand; they can be anything from phony money-savers or timeshare lures such as "winning" scratch cards. Souvenirs and mementoes that cost way more than you would pay for the same items outside the airport. Credit card public phones that don't display their rates; you could end up paying a fortune.

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Virtual Greetings Card Scam Takes the Shine off Christmas.html

These include phony Facebook promotions and competitions, virus-bearing holiday screensavers, seasonal ringtones that sign you up for recurring charges, bogus coupons that request personal information in return for a money-saving code, and email offers for popular but scarce gifts (which, of course, the crooks don't really have).

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The Latest In Gift Card Scams.html

Don't buy gift cards off of publicly displayed racks in retail stores. In addition, don't assume that because gift cards are inaccessible to the public, they are safe. After all, store employees can participate in gift card scams too. Always carefully examine both the front and back of a gift card before you buy it. If you can see a PIN number

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Ponzi Scams Abound! Beware!.html - Scambusters

Ponzi schemes galore: 23,000 YouTube videos show investment scams are not just for the rich and famous: Internet Scambusters #338. We might think of Ponzi schemes — investment frauds that rely on ever-increasing inflows of cash — as scams targeted only at wealthy people and organizations.

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How Crooks Target Victims with "Snail Mail" Postal Scams.html

Despite the growth of online fraud, there's no sign of a slowdown in postal scams: Internet Scambusters #429. Outside the fast lane of cybercrime, crooks still use "snail mail" postal scams to target victims.

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