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Don't Get Taken for a Ride!

Learn how some of the more popular scams work and how you can protect yourself


 

Types of Scams

Many of the scams below make use of "Fake Checks" - learn more about them here

   

 

   Overpayments/Rental Schemes

 

   Sweetheart Scams

   

 

 Sudden Riches / Foreign Lottery

 

    Bogus Grants

 
   

 

Work @ Home  /  Mystery Shopper 

 

   Foreign Business Offers

     

 

  Foreclosure Rescue Scams

 

 

Phishing - COMING SOON

     

 

     Internet Safety - COMING SOON

 

 

Identity Theft

- COMING SOON

   

 

 


 

How to Protect Yourself

 

 

Common Sense Ways to Protect Yourself

 

 

Resources

Who Is a Potential Victim?
Who are the Perpetrators?
How can I spot a "Fake Check"?

Where to go if you think you may be a Victim

     

 

Much of the information found on this page was compiled thanks to a recent informational session presented by the Hampshire/ Franklin County TRIAD

Speakers included Employees of the Federal Trade Commission and Sovereign Bank

The information on this page and it's links are meant for informational purposes only

if you have any questions about a product, offer or request for money or information, contact someone with experience in these matters