Scammers taking advantage of Ebola fears

Scammers thrive when consumers are on high alert – whether in response to natural disasters, such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake or 2011 tsunami in Japan – or other headline-making tragedies like the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. When disasters such as these are in the news, fraudsters look to take advantage of their high visibility to peddle all means of cons. The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is no different.

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Tracking Food Fraud

For decades, NCL has tracked trends about the Internet and telemarketing scams plaguing consumers through its Fraud Center and Fraud.org. But there's another kind of fraud on the rise, and you'll find it in your grocery store: food fraud.