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6 Tips to Avoid Charity Scams

While scams and other ploys can arise at any time, they often increase while emotions are running high.

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New U.S. Medicare Cards Prompt Warnings About Phone Scams

Phone scammers are taking the card replacement program as an opportunity to target seniors. The most common trick is to call Medicare enrollees and tell them they must pay for their new cards.

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Have Yourself a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

While hunting down the perfect gift for Aunt Sally or rushing to whip up a revered family recipe, the last thing on your mind this holiday season might be your safety and security.

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80-Year Olds Are as Street-Savvy as 18 Year Olds

Older people are as good as young adults at knowing when someone is potentially aggressive, and being streetwise appears to be a skill honed in childhood but not fully reliable until adulthood.

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Learn How to Avoid financial scams

Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and using old-school tricks to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble.

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How To Prevent Becoming an Identity Theft Victim

More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen.

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