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Crime Prevention Tips
Experts say someone may be trying to con you if you:
to keep the transaction a secret.
in a hurry. Scam artists know the less time you have, the less likely you will be able to research them.
in advance to get loans or credit cards (it is illegal to charge advance fees)
in advance to get a prize or sweepstakes (companies can't charge up front for winnings).
to reveal bank account or Social Security numbers.
to pay with cash or by money order.
through an unsolicited fax or e-mail.
high returns that are "no risk".
to invest in ventures that are involved in delayed delivery contracts, federal oil and gas lease lotteries, federal broadcast license lotteries.
to deposit a check from a foreign bank in your account and forward part of the money to the sender.
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