Below is information that will help you fight back against scammers.
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Classified Ad Scams
Whether you are advertising an item for sale or trying to buy something, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter scammers when using newspaper and online classifieds. In the first six months of 2013, 45 people have reported a total loss of $170,000 to Consumer Protection after getting caught up in buying or selling scams.
Grooming scam victims
Grooming occurs when a scammer tries to build a trusting relationship with you by making regular contact. Groomers aim to extract greater amounts of money or sensitive personal/financial information than they could via a single contact. Scammers will attempt to convince their victim that they are their friend or in some cases, a romantic interest.
Don't get scammed by email spam
Every year billions of unwanted spam messages flood the internet causing significant inconvenience to individuals and businesses. It disrupts email delivery, clogs up computer systems, reduces productivity, and is the subject of thousands of complaints received by Consumer Protection every month