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Charitable Giving
Don’t Touch That Wire! Money Transfer Scams
Tips for Happier Holiday Shopping
Giving Wisely: A Guide to Charitable Giving and Avoiding Charity Fraud
A Lesson in For-Profit Colleges
Identity Theft & Medical Identity Theft Target Older Iowans
Give Wisely to Disaster Victims
Beware of "Free Trial Offers"
Beware: Counterfeit Check Scams
Counterfeit Cashier’s Check Scam Grows
Beware of Foreclosure "Rescue" Scams
How to Deal with Credit Card Offers
Warning: Sweepstakes Mail Threatens Older Iowans
Lottery Scams Plus Counterfeit Checks: You're the Loser!
Beware of "Spam" Scams
Hurricane Scams
Guard Your Bank Accounts
Consumer Tips for Holiday Shoppers
Warning: Work-at-Home Schemes
International Lottery Schemes: You're the Loser!
Caution: Watch What You Sign
Nigeria Counterfeit Check Scam: Warning! Phony Cashier's Checks Cheat On-Line Sellers.
How to Avoid Unwanted "Junk Mail" and Telephone Solicitations
How to Protect Yourself in Mail Order Purchases
Magazine Subscription Schemes
Don't Sign Up for a "Scam". Prize Giveaways may Expose you to Scams or Unwanted Solicitations
Avoid Pyramid Schemes. Pyramids schemes are illegal -- and are destined to fail