Hot Scams

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  • A Consumer Guide to Travel Scams

    By arming yourself with some basic knowledge about the travel industry, you can protect yourself from becoming the victim of a travel scam.

  • Mortgage Assistance Scams

    These scams usually begin with an offer that seems too good to be true but, in all scenarios, the homeowner ends up in a worse financial situation and often loses the home. Use these Quick Tips to learn how to avoid mortgage assistance scams.

  • Mortgage Scam: Spanish-Speaking Homeowners Targeted

    A nationwide scam operating from the Dominican Republic, but pretending to be based out of Chicago, was calling Spanish-speaking distressed homeowners in the United States. Use these Quick Tips to learn about the scam and to avoid falling victim.

  • The Fake Check/Sweepstakes Scam

    An unsolicited and official-looking check arrives in your mailbox. Before you cash that check, learn more about this common scam with these Quick Tips.

  • The “Grandparents” Scam

    Seniors are so often the targets of family emergency scams that they’ve earned the nickname, “the grandparents scam.” Before you send money, take a deep breath and do some quick checking to make sure you don’t fall victim.

  • The Imposter Scams

    A prerecorded phone call tells you that you that you owe tax money and will be arrested, prosecuted or face other legal action if you do not immediately send funds. Before you act, read these Quick Tips to avoid falling victim to this pervasive, nationwide scam.