Beware of These Scams in the US!

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1) Overpayment scam

Scammers give you a false check in the mail, but because they sent "too much" money, they advise you to deposit the complete check and pay the overpaid half back to them.

2) Automatic Bank Withdrawals

In order to "qualify" for a free trial or to claim a prize, a firm will set up automatic withdrawals from your bank account.

3) Charity Scams

It's hard to imagine a greater fraud than taking money in the name of the needy, but we should all be on the lookout for it.

4) Grandparent Scams

In "grandparent scams," con artists call older folks purporting to be a grandchild or relative. They say they're in distress and want for money or gift cards.

5) Imposter Scams

Imposter scams combine charity and grandparent frauds. A caller asks for donations to their organization or government agency.

6) Debt Collection Scams

Dealing with a legal debt collector can be difficult in and of itself, but there are some rules that they must follow that can help you spot a scammer.

7) Unclaimed Money Scams

To identify and retrieve unclaimed money, certain companies may charge a fee based on the amount of money they recover.

8) Mortgage Modification Scams

These charlatans claim to be able to save you from foreclosure, but they charge you up advance for "services" such loan modification.

9) Mail Fraud

If you receive a letter requesting money or personal information to claim a lottery or sweepstakes reward, it may be a fraud.

10) Romance Scams

Scammers try to make you passionately engaged in them so they may ask for money or personal information like credit card numbers and Social Security numbers.

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