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 The Better Business Bureau (BBB) in the US has launched a handy Scam Tracker that makes it easy for US residents to stay informed about scams that may be occurring in their area. The tracker allows you to click on your state via an interactive map and review a list of common scams. You can then click on items within the list to  read more information about a particular scam.

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How to avoid being a victim of scam From 

Maria Konnikova the New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind, a compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again(art of charm podcast):The Confidence Game

Learn how check scams work and don’t get caught at www.fakechecks.org. Go also to www.scambusters.com  or for information. Beware of any offer that asks for money upfront or for personal information which is a big red flag. Even better… do business with local people to avoid scam attempts.
Scam Adviser is a FREE website allowing people to quickly check a website they are about to buy something from. Allowing online shoppers to find out those facts they really should know before using their credit cards. 
Find out if you get an e-mail that could be a scam or an unbelievable tale by going to www.snopes.com, www.museumofhoaxes.com  or www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/escams.htm

In order to attract unsuspecting investors and gain their trust, fraudsters may boast about credentials they do not have. They may fabricate, exaggerate, or hide facts about their backgrounds to portray themselves as successful professionals and to make you believe that the investments they offer are legitimate. Others may repeat these misrepresentations and contribute – perhaps unintentionally – to a fraudster’s false reputation of success and professional accomplishment.

Submit a complaint - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau you can submit a complain

 about applying for a mortgage, being approved or denied credit, understanding the loan, making payments,

 signing the agreement, ... or you can call at 1-855-411-CFPB in multiple languages


FCC Complaintsgives consumers the opportunity to file informal complaints about problems with

 the communications services that the FCC regulates. Complaints can be filed through the FCC’s

Consumer Help Center, which educates consumers about communications issues and guides them

 through the complaint process.



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