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Scams That Are Easy to Fall For

Scams are so common today that most of us think we've learned to identify and avoid them. That's probably true for any obvious scams. But many less obvious or better disguised scams are easy to fall for. Every day, smart, savvy people get trapped by the following scams. Here's how they work and what you can do to protect yourself.

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A Twist on Nigerian Scams

These days, anyone who has email has either received or heard about Nigerian scams. These scams typically request help to access a large amount of money. They promise you a big profit in exchange for your help. The catch is that you will need to fork out your own money to cover various fees or "taxes" and provide access to your bank account. The result: lost money and possibly identity theft.

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Gen Y with Will

When to Know You're in Trouble with Debt

Do you have debt? Can you tell when you have so much debt that you're in (real) trouble? We'll explain how to grade your debt in a minute, but first, count how many of these apply to you...

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From the Archives

Traveling Soon? Check Out These Tips

Do you like to travel? Do you like to save money when planning your travel and while traveling? Summer vacation time is here. So take a look at this report and take advantage of its many tips to help you plan your travel and save money.

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Who's Fighting For You?

Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.

This month's featured consumer group:

  • Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law

    The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people and communities. The Center engages in direct advocacy campaigns in Illinois and around the country to improve policies and programs on specific issues, and also engages in broader advocacy on general issues of justice, opportunity, and human rights.


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