Fraud, identity-theft complaints up 19% since 2010, 800% since 2000 (as reported by consumer reports via finance.yahoo.com)

Even as the economy moves through a slow recovery phase, fraud cases are higher than they’ve ever been. There are more schemes related to investments, mortgages, and the internet, according to the FBI. Scammers are becoming more clever and convincing, always inventing new ways to catch consumers. In this article, Consumer Reports researched some of the latest scams and outlines how to avoid them. Click here to read more.

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