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Woman Falls For $500,000 Scam

We've talked about scams several times on the show, and I'm always surprised how otherwise intelligent people can do such dumb things. This may be the biggest haul in an internet scam I've ever heard of.

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Were You Ripped Off By One Of These Movers?

26 moving companies, all of them unlicensed, were caught and fined in a sting conducted by the state Consumer Affairs Division.

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Would You Have Fallen for This North Plainfield Scam?

We've talked about scams before on the show. We're sympathetic. We understand how good the scam artists can be. How they catch people off-guard and use finely honed psychological manipulation and great acting skills. Sure. But this one is just ridiculous.

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Credit Cards
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Target Security Breach Creates New Scam [AUDIO]

The fallout continues from Target's security breach that affected 40 million credit and debit card accounts.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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Real or Fake? Don’t Buy Counterfeit Gifts [AUDIO]

Federal officials are asking consumers to be wary of scams designed to dupe them into buying counterfeit products.

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Michael Blann, Getty Images
Michael Blann, Getty Images
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Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

Atlantic City Electric, which delivers power to nearly 550,000 homes and businesses in south Jersey, has been alerted of a "Green Dot" scam targeting their customers.

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‘Tis the Season for Online Charity Scams [AUDIO]

Security experts are warning against charity scams being launched this month by cyber criminals, at precisely the time of year when many people are in a giving mood.

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IRS 1040 Tax Form
IRS 1040 Tax Form (Filckr User Ken Teegardin)
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IRS Warns of New Phone Scam [AUDIO]

There's a new scam to be on the lookout for.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said callers are posing as agents from IRS in an attempt to get your money, and anyone can be a target, especially middle and lower income earners and immigrants.

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Craigslist
Flickr User Info Mofo
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The Fear of Everyone Who Ever Sold A Car By Themselves

This story is about a Craigslist sale gone bad, but I think everyone who ever sold a car to another individual can relate. You're dealing with someone you know nothing about; sure, they're probably fine, but you don't know that. What you DO know is they know where you live (assuming you didn't have them meet you in a public place), and, at some point, they are going to be in control of a car you own.

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Flickr user MoneyBlogNewz
Flickr user MoneyBlogNewz
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Check Out This Awful Attempt at a Scam on My Facebook

I'm going to share with you a pathetic attempt at some obvious scam that I received as a private message on Facebook over the weekend.

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