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Stopping Pension Poachers

There is a growing scheme in our country, aimed at the people who served it, veterans.  Pensions poachers are becoming more prevalent. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs have issued recent warnings.

Don't Fall for the Grandparent's Scam

It's a scam that hurts both financially and emotionally.  Someone calls an elderly individual pretending to be his or her grandchild.  They say they're overseas, that there's been an emergency and they need money immediately.  Far too often, the unsuspecting grandparent rushes to help by wiring the money and the scammer picks it up, never to be heard from again.       

Spotting Weight Loss Scams

You've seen the ads all over the Internet and on television. "Lose the love handles," "shed weight fast," "Drop 10 pounds in a week."  But many of these offers are aimed at shrinking your bank account, not your waistline.  Whether it's the ubiquitous acai berry or other products promising huge results, here are some signs that a weight loss solution is really a scam.

Signs your Valentine is a scammer

Romance cons are big business, costing an average loss of more than $10,000 per victim in the U.S. Scammers know how to make a connection, tailoring their sweet talk to their victim's responses.