Fraud Against Businesses

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Avoiding Sales Calls

Tired of calls from strangers trying to sell you something? Bothered by shady characters offering deals that are too good to be true? You can't eliminate unwanted calls completely, but you can reduce the number your receive. Sign up for the national “d ...

Bogus Invoices

Scenario: You receive an invoice for office supplies or to renew your ad in the Yellow Pages. Scam: You never ordered any supplies, or the ad has nothing to do with the Yellow Pages that are produced by your local phone company. Anyone can use the "fi ...

Charity Scams Popular

You want to help people in need, but you also want to be sure that your charitable donation isn't simply going into a crook's pocket. If you’re approached by an unfamiliar charity, check it out. Most states require charities to register with them and f ...

Computer Equipment and Software

You can find good deals on computer hardware and software on the Internet, but some offers may be too good to be true. Since these items are expensive, it pays to play it safe when you buy online. Know who you’re dealing with. If the seller is unfamili ...

Internet Merchandise Sales

The Internet opens up a world of products and services, including some that may not normally be available in your area. You can shop conveniently, any time of the day or night. But while there are many legitimate companies online, there are also fraudulen ...

Investment Fraud

Whether you have a little money or a lot, you'd probably like to have more to "feather your nest." But your money could fly away if you get caught in an investment scam. Don’t believe claims that there is no risk. There is always risk in investments, a ...

Phishing Popular

You've probably heard about identity theft–people stealing other people's personal information to use for illegal purposes. In a scheme called "phishing," ID thieves trick people into providing their Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, PIN ...

Telephone Cramming

In addition to "plain old telephone service," you can buy extra services such as voice mail, paging, and Internet access from many different companies. But when charges show up on your phone bill for services you never agree to buy, you've been "crammed." ...