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What are some common types of scams?

Debt collection scams Most debt collectors will contact you to collect on legitimate debts you owe. But there are scammers who pose as debt collectors to get you to pay for debts you don't owe or that have already been paid. Do not give any personal...

A few days after my relative’s obituary appeared in the papers, I got a call from someone who said they were a debt collector and that my relative had owed money. They are telling me I have to pay and asking me for my bank account information so they can withdraw the funds. How do I know if this is a scam? What can I do?

Don't give any of your personal information, like your Social Security number, birth date, or financial account numbers to anyone unless you know whom you're dealing with. Some scammers may check obituaries and other legal notices, and then contact...

What are mortgage loan modification scams?

Scammers may: Ask you to pay high fees upfront to receive services Promise to get you a loan modification Ask you to sign over title to your property Ask you to sign papers that you do not understand Say you should start making payments to someone...

How can I recognize mail fraud?

Some common types of high-risk mail you may receive are: Notices of prizes, sweepstakes winnings, vacations, and other offers to claim valuable items Personal appeals for money or information from people you do not know Letters from psychics or...