Fraud: An Inside Look | Federal Trade Commission

Helps consumers understand how easy it is to be conned–and how to avoid fraud. Real consumers, who fell for the pitch, tell their stories and a former scammer gives an insider account of how these operations use high-pressure tactics and how consumers can protect themselves.

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