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Avoid tax season pitfalls

It's tax time

April 15. The date fills many consumers with dread, since it marks the IRS tax filing deadline. For tax scammers, however, Tax Day equals (ill-gotten) profits. That’s why NCL is encouraging consumers to be extra-vigilant against predatory – or downright fraudulent – tax-related offers. Tax-related scams come in a variety of flavors. Here are a few of the more common variations:

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Celebrating National Consumer Protection Week

The 13th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is upon us! Government and non-profit entities have joined forces to bring you timely information that will help you protect your privacy, manage your finances, and avoid frauds and scams.

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Scammers prey on the elderly in 2010

Top scams of 2010 reveal con artists targeting elderlyA phone ringing at 3AM usually means one thing: bad news. That’s certainly the case with a Grandparent Scam, in which fraudsters play on the fear that a friend or relative is in danger by calling an elderly victim and posing as a grandchild or acquaintance.

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