Taking these precautions can help you protect yourself against scammers

The Consumer Federation of America and the North America Consumer Protection Investigators issued a report in July detailing the leading complaints consumers registered with 33 agencies in 21 states. Prominent among them are fraud scams.


Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy at the Consumer Federation, stated that some of the newest fraud complaints were related to solicitations from individuals claiming to be from the IRS, a utility company, a technical support operation and even the victim's employer. Unfortunately, scammers have been able to illegally get personal information from company data bases and use it to initiate fraud.



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