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2016 Election: Be Prepared

You're probably ecstatic about the presidential election this year, just as we are. Just oozing with happiness. Just as I am oozing with sarcasm right now. Well, with just two weeks left until the elections,...
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Lesson Learned: Hurricane Scam

My family and I evacuated during Superstorm Sandy, just a few years ago. When we took the drive back into our town, the street was littered with boats. Huge sailboats that were tossed by the water and landed in...
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ChampionsLove.com

Football season has arrived. With it are quite a few knock-off online stores claiming to sell NFL gear. Some of the gear actually looks legit! We would buy it...if we didn't know any better. But, we do know...
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iTunes Card Scam

We have seen an uptick in complaint reports from people claiming they were ripped off using iTunes gift cards. Victims are persuaded to purchase iTunes gift cards and to send the scammer the 16 digit code from ...
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AirBNB Scam

You find an amazing rental on AirBNB.com that you're about to book. Suddenly you get an email from the host and you begin exchanging information regarding the rental via email. The host emails you with directio...
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Hi, you just called me?

Yesterday 11 people called me and each conversation started with this: "Hi, you just called me?". The problem is, I didn't call any one of those people. A few of the people I spoke to said that they rece...
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Back To School SCAM ALERT

Millions of mothers are crying tears of joy, ehhem, I mean sorrow, now that their children are going back to school. Back to school means getting your children clothes, supplies, and more. It is a time of mixed...
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Telephone Solicitors BE GONE

After slaving over the stove to cook dinner for your family, you sit down to enjoy the meal. Then...the phone rings. Must be important, right? You pick up the phone and it's a recorded voice. Ugh, anoth...
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Award Notification Letter

Scam Alert! Award Notifications You've won $2,000,000!!!! That title! Those words! Oh, how we wish it were true. Who wouldn't love to win that much money! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, it...