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3 years 5 months ago

BBB warns of 9/11 scams

Scam artists can come out at the most tragic times trying to make quick buck, even for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Now the Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau is warning people to make sure the organization they're donating to is reputable. What you need...

4 years 10 months ago

Mortgage aid program said more vulnerable to scams

A government watchdog is warning that recent changes to the Obama administration's mortgage assistance program may make it more vulnerable to fraud. The changes are intended to make it easier for struggling homeowners to avoid foreclosure. But the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, says...

5 years 1 week ago

FTC: Don't be fooled by job-related scams

The Federal Trade Commission says it is cracking down on con artists who target the unemployed with bogus job placement and work-at-home scams. The consumer protection agency has asked federal courts to shut down seven entities charged with peddling such schemes and to freeze their assets. The agency says...

5 years 2 months ago

Law firms and P.R. firms beware

The F.B.I. is warning, Internet crimes are on the rise. They are seeing more spear phishing directed at law firms and P.R. firms. "Through the Internet, using emails or I.M., scammers try or attempt to get personal information. They're always trying to get that information and use it to make...

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