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Consumer Focus Monthly Newsletter: Welfare checks used to intimidate victims

A new twist sends officers to victims’ doors, giving impression the fraud is legitimate 

Fraudsters are clever. And that’s not a good thing. Over the years, scammers have employed no shortage of tricks or traps to get what they want from consumers, whether that’s money or personal information. One long-used scam involves intimidating potential victims with threats of lawsuits or arrest unless they hand over hefty payments.  

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