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10 Steps to Prevent Online Auction Fraud

Credit: Dreamstime From luxury cars to Disney characters, you can find almost anything you want by visiting online auction sites. Full story

Beware: Tax scammers are out in force

As the tax-filing deadline approaches, people wanting your money are coming at you from all sides. No, they're not with the Internal Revenue Service. They're con artists. Full story

Report on failed mortgage firm released in NH

A retired lawyer who spent six months leading hearings into a New Hampshire company that swindled investors out of millions of dollars said Monday that the state probably can't prevent a repeat of what he called a "vicious criminal scheme." Full story

Feds Crack Down on Nigerian Online Scammers

American federal authorities have charged 10 people with running a Nigerian online scam that bilked U.S. victims out of $1.5 million. Full story

Women scammed in new Facebook scheme

   Con-artists posing as U.S. soldiers are scamming people out of money, by setting up fake profiles – complete with stolen photographs and false information. After ‘friending’ females on Facebook and gaining their trust and affection – they ask for money. Former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt discusses.

Veteran scam artist sent to prison in New York

A scam artist with 41 prior convictions was sentenced to prison on Thursday for swindling people by pretending they broke his eyeglasses and demanding they pay for the damages. Full story

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  5 scams to watch out for in 2011

From sketchy student scholarship services to scams that lure you in with love, TODAY’s financial editor Jean Chatzky sheds light on new, sneaky tricks con artists are using to steal your money.

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