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Avoiding Scams


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  Jury Duty
If you receive a call telling you that you're about to be arrested because you missed jury duty, hang up.
star  Utility Shutoff Scams
Scammers are posing as electric company employees and demanding payment.
handcuffs  Arrest Scam
If you get a call, text or email telling you that you’re about to be arrested, you can bet it’s a scam.
No Fraud  Unemployment Fraud for Employers
Dealing with Robocalls
Tips to ease your frustration with these pesky calls
What to Do If You Lost Money to a Scam
Find out here! 
Business Alert: Utility Shut-off Scam
Utility shutoff scam calls may increase during the upcoming holidays  
  Scams That Take Aim at Seniors
How scammers get money from older Americans 
  Imposter Scams
If you’re asked to pay with money wires or gift cards, watch out! It’s likely a scam.

Learn more about scams from Scam Squad



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