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Check Your Receipts to Protect Yourself from Potential Debit Card Scams

How many times do you simply take a receipt shove it in your pocket and then eventually throw it right in the garbage? That receipt is a ledger that tells you how much you paid for the items you ACTUALLY bought. When using your debit card, you want to make sure you pay close attention to this sales ledger. You may be the victim of a scam.

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Consumer Alert – IRS Phone Scam

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a consumer alert following a recent increase in local reports of telephone scammers posing as officials from the Internal Revenue Service. 

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Watch Out For A New Walmart Check Scam

Keep an eye on your mail for the latest scam. If you receive a check from Walmart, you better double check it. It most likely is a scammer pretending to be Walmart.

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The Social Media ‘Secret Sister Gift Exchange’ Is a Ho Ho Hoax and Illegal

Don't fall for the 'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' that's been circulating on Facebook and other social media sites. It's a ho-ho-hoax.

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Don’t Fall For Latest IRS Scam; Consumer Tips To Protect Yourself

Scammers always seem to be a bit ahead of the curve, as shown by their most recent tactic to dupe you into giving out critical, personal information.

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M&T Bank Scam [VIDEO]

If you've received a call from M&T bank about a problem with your account, it's probably a scam. I received a new voicemail that claimed they were a representative from a bank where a hold was put on your account due to suspicious activity. The crazy part of the call; I'm not a M&T bank customer.

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Don’t Fall for the $100 Lowe’s Coupon on Facebook – It’s a Scam

Perhaps you've seen some friends on Facebook sharing something on Facebook promoting a free $100 coupon from Lowe's. Don't fall for it.

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Utica Police Warning of IRS Scam Targeting 315 Area Code

Utica police are warning residents of an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers that has been making the rounds throughout the country and is now using a 315 area code.

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Four Facebook Scams That Will Slow You Down and Could Hurt You

Have you ever wondered if there are Facebook scams that can hurt you? I have.  After viewing some pages that I was somewhat interested in, all of the sudden I "Like" more than I actually do. It's easier to get scammed on Facebook than you might think. So don't "Like" random things because you can get scammed. Here are four of the most common scams and how they get you.

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Beware of Tornado-Related Scams

There are plenty of ways to offer help to the victims of Monday’s deadly Oklahoma tornado, but some of them will be fake. This seems to happen every time a disaster strikes, scammers! Watch out for imposters and scammers who will mislead the public and try to steal your personal information along with your money.

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