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Scams and Frauds
Here are some of the latest Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.

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FTC Issues Alert about Identity Theft Scam -- Spammers Pose as Federal Government Operation - A new Spam Scam Alert from the Federal Trade Commission could help consumers avoid becoming identity theft victims. The Alert, Someone Is Phishing For Your Information, warns that consumers may receive e-mails that claim to be from regulations.gov, a government Web site where consumers can comment on federal rule-making. The e-mailsí subject lines typically read, "Official information," or "Urgent information to all credit card holders!" and claim that recent changes in the law require that Internet users identity themselves to the government to "create a secure and safer Internet community." The e-mail includes a link to a Web site that mimics regulations.gov and asks readers to provide their personal financial information. Read more...

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