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COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks

This article was originally posted on the CDC website. Phone Scams CDC has become aware that members of the general public are receiving calls appearing to originate from CDC through caller ID, or they

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FBI Warns of Internet Extortion Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned that they have seen a number of of reports of online extortion scams during the current “stay-at-home” orders due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

This article was originally posted on HealthInAging.com Unfortunately, some people—including criminals—often look for opportunities to take advantage of others during times of national crisis. The

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IRS stimulus check scam warning: Don’t answer calls, texts …

The US government isn’t calling about your stimulus check — and if someone does, it’s probably a scam. This article was posted on Business Insider President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus

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3 Rules to Help Avoid IRS Scams This Tax Season

Don’t let fraudsters add to your filing stress This article was originally posted on AARP In the long list of Adult Things That Aren’t Fun, filing your taxes is pretty close to the top. Even

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‘Free’ DNA Testing Used to Scam Medicare Recipients

States sound alarm about fraudsters urging cancer screenings. This article was posted on AARP. Jerry Armstrong, an IBM retiree in mountain-fringed Sonora, Calif., got a phone call out of the blue. Did

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$1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud – Stay Alert!

This article was shared by Age Options As we have discussed in past Fraud Alerts, Durable Medical Equipment (DME) fraud is one the biggest scams we see in Illinois. Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector

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5 Ways Medicare Theft Affects You Directly

How scam artists steal from you…   Practices such as phantom billing, which means charging Medicare for services not delivered, leaves money in the hands of fraudsters. Medicare fraudsters

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Preventing Elderly Parents from Credit or Debit Card Scams

  “The elderly have money and they are nice, they take time to talk to you on the phone…” Have you heard that statement before? They are also the ones that scam artists go for.

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