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4 Things Identity Thieves Don’t Want You To Know

Filed under: Identity Theft, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet FraudBy MANDI WOODRUFF

More than 11.6 million consumers reported identity theft in 2011, a 13 percent jump over the year prior and a figure that’s likely to rise as we continue our love affair…

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Scammers Hacking Victims’ Computers by Calling on the Phone

Filed under: Identity Theft, Internet FraudCon artists are using old-fashioned technology to gain access to consumers’ newfangled technology.

I pride myself on knowing all the latest scams, but I had never heard of this one, so I’m assuming you haven’…

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IRS Internet Scams: If the Tax Man Emails You Out of the Blue, It’s Fraud. Always.

Filed under: Taxes, Consumer Ally, CrimeAs buddy-buddy as you might be with the IRS, don’t expect to get an email from the government’s tax agency any time soon. And if you do — as our editor did recently — you can rest assured that it’s a scam.

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From Tax ‘Phishing’ Scams to Phony Product Reviews: How Not to Be Duped Online

Filed under: Consumer Ally, CrimeIt’s nearly time for us to pay — or be paid by — Uncle Sam, and that means it’s also high season for tax-related phishing scams, when rogue websites masquerade as legitimate tax prep providers, banks or even the IRS t…

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