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Yes, You Can Beat Those Dirty Scammers

Here’s What To Look Out For And What To Do

The best advice to prevent scams can be found on the Protect the Good Life website:

“Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a brochure with four signs that it is a scam:

• Using an organization you know, scammers pretend to be contacting you representing the government. Examples include Social Security, IRS, Medicare, or a well-known business. Never give personal information to unsolicited calls.

• There is a problem or a prize. Scammers claim you owe money to the government or a family member who has had an emergency. Scammers migh...