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Obamacare is coming, and so are the scammers

As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream come true for con artists. Consumer experts warn that the program has […]

08/15/2013

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‘Evil spirit’ scam plagues Asian immigrants in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) – Detectives say there has been a rash in New York of what are known as evil spirit or blessing scams. It targets older Chinese women who are swindled out of their […]

07/05/2013

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Beware of ‘Life Alert’ scam!

Robocall scammers are using “Life Alert” to swindle seniors. If there are senior citizens in your family, make them aware of a new barrage of annoying robocalls is targeting the elderly all across the country […]

06/26/2013

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Consumer survey shows most adults don’t know their rights with telemarketers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Federation of America says nearly 9 in 10 of adults surveyed say they’re concerned that telemarketing calls they get from companies they haven’t done business with before might be scams.

03/07/2013

For good and ill, adoption transformed by Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has been a transformative force, often for good, sometimes for ill.

12/20/2012

SF police battling scam targeting Asian women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco police say thieves have made off with almost $2 million in an ongoing scam targeting elderly women in the Chinese community. The most recent cases were over the holiday […]

09/05/2012

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