Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and Frauds
Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and
Here are some of the
latest Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.
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Advocacy Group Warns that More and More
Consumers Falling for Fake Check Scams -
The National Consumers League is alerting the public to the growing problem of fake check scams. Based on
complaints reported to NCL’s National Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch database since last December,
when the fake check category was added, these scams are now the sixth most common Internet fraud. Consumers who
reported fake check scams to NCL’s fraud programs between January 1 and June 30, 2004 lost an average of $5,000.
In many cases, the contact is initiated by email.
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