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Please click on the links below for detailed information on the listed scams: 
 
 
Before Giving to a Charity 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity 
https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/search-for-charities 
https://www.guidestar.org/NonprofitDirectory.aspx 
https://www.charitynavigator.org 
 
Census Related Scam 
https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/are-you-in-a-survey/FAQs-about-our-surveys.html 
https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/about/survey-is-legitimate.html 
 
Check Fraud 
http://www.fraud.org/fake_check_scams 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0159-fake-checks 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/03/dont-bank-check 
https://www.aba.com/Consumers/Pages/FakeCheckScams.aspx 
 
Check to See If Your e-mail Account Has Been Compromised 
https://haveibeenpwned.com 
https://www.bbb.org/businessemailscam/ 
 
Complaint Filing Web Sites 
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1 
https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/splash.aspx 
https://www.facebook.com/security 
https://www.bbb.org/consumer-complaints/file-a-complaint/get-started 
http://pages.ebay.com/securitycenter/Problem.html 
 
Counterfeit Product Scams 
https://www.bbb.org/counterfeitscam/ 
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/06/how-to-spot-counterfeits/index.htm 
https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/fraud-center/common-scams/counterfiet-products  
 
 
Credit Card Scams 
https://www.bbb.org/creditcardscam/ 
https://www.moneycrashers.com/credit-card-fraud-alert-new-credit-card-scams-protection-victim/ 
https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-recognize-a-credit-card-telephone-scam-960786 
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/5-ways-thieves-steal-credit-card-data-1.aspx#slide=1

Credit Card Skimmers 
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2469560,00.asp 
http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-new-app-can-detect-wireless-credit-card-skimmers-at-gas-pumps/ 
https://www.cnet.com/news/credit-card-skimmers-thieves-are-getting-smarter-you-can-too/ 
 
Equifax Is Not Calling You 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-isnt-calling 
 
Fake Invoice Scams 
https://www.bbb.org/businessemailscam/ 
https://www.titanhq.com/blog/dont-risk-your-career-think-twice-before-you-pay-that-invoice 
https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/4421469/warning-over-fake-ebay-invoice-email-that-could-steal-your-bank-account-details/ 
 
5 Recent Scams and Frauds Businesses Should Avoid 
https://www.thebalance.com/scams-and-frauds-to-avoid-397674 
 
IRS Scam 
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/irs_scam_updates.shtml 
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml 
https://www.irs.gov/individuals/understanding-your-irs-notice-or-letter 
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/02/26/US-Tax-Season-Phishing-Scams-and-Malware-Campaigns 

Jury Duty Scam 
http://blog.aarp.org/2016/09/09/courting-trouble-jury-duty-scam-is-back/ 
http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/jury-service/juror-scams 
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/jul/12/phone-scammer-impersonating-humboldt-county-sherif/  
 
National Do Not Call Registry 
https://www.donotcall.gov 
 
New Phishing Attacks Disguised as Replies to Previously Asked
Questions 
https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/07/new-type-of-phishing-email.html 
 
Ransomware / Hostageware 
https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-malware-ransomware-5-dos-and-donts.html 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/ransomware 
http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-nasty-future-of-ransomware-four-ways-the-nightmare-is-about-to-get-even-worse/
 
Regulatory Compliance Mailings 
https://allinonelaborlawposters.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/beware-of-scam-targeting-small-businesses-through-mailers-and-inspectors/ 
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/06/ftc-action-halts-phony-osha-scam-targets-new-small-businesses 
https://www.bbb.org/detroit/news-events/bbb-scam-alerts/2015/08/scammers-target-businesses-with-fake-fees/ 
https://www.thebalance.com/watch-out-for-these-osha-scams-397942 
 
Robo Call ‘Yes’ Phone Scam 

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/fcc-warns-consumers-phone-scam/story?id=46405703 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/03/27/dont-say-yes-when-robocall-scam-rings/99709634/ 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/01/30/answering-one-simple-question-could-make-you-a-victim-in-latest-scam/#3c08e39226e0  
 
 

Scams Targeting Your Text Messages 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2017/07/03/delete-suspicious-text-messages-on-your-smartphone/439647001/ 
http://fortune.com/2017/07/07/smishing-scam/ 
 
Scams Information Websites 
https://www.ic3.gov/media/default.aspx 
https://www.bbb.org/scamtips 
https://www.bbb.org/council/news-events/lists/bbb-scam-alerts/ 
https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/2017-scams-to-avoid.html 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts 
https://www.scambusters.org/scamlines.html 
https://www.usa.gov/common-scams-frauds 
 
Small Business Directory Scam 
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/09/ftc-action-international-scammers-banned-business-directory 
https://www.bbb.org/directoryscam/ 
 
Tech Support Scams 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0346-tech-support-scams 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/support-scams 
 
Utility Impostor Scam 
https://www.bbb.org/utilityscam/ 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/04/dont-let-utility-scams-overpower-you
 
 


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