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Jakub Jirsák - ThinkStock
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Beware of House Rental Scams

Here's the scenario - you're looking for a summer rental, so you do what a lot of us do these days - you start poking around the internet. You find a great looking house in the perfect area, and the rent looks to be more than reasonable. You contact the landlord, put down a deposit, and then never hear from them again. Unfortunately, it's a story that's getting more and more common these days.

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IRS Releases ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams [AUDIO]

Tax filing season is upon us and so are the scam artists..The IRS has issued a list of a "dirty dozen" schemes to avoid.

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New Phone Scam Can Cost You Big Time [AUDIO]

Thieves are targeting cell phone users, particularly teenagers and millennials, with a "ring once, then hang up" scam.

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Electricity Demand, Scams Rise at the Shore

Bone-chilling cold spurs a huge demand for electricity - and that sparks a plea for conservation from operators of PJM Interconnection.

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Target Security Breach Creates New Scam [AUDIO]

The fallout continues from Target's security breach that affected 40 million credit and debit card accounts.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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Real or Fake? Don’t Buy Counterfeit Gifts [AUDIO]

Federal officials are asking consumers to be wary of scams designed to dupe them into buying counterfeit products.

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‘Tis the Season for Online Charity Scams [AUDIO]

Security experts are warning against charity scams being launched this month by cyber criminals, at precisely the time of year when many people are in a giving mood.

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IRS Warns of New Phone Scam [AUDIO]

There's a new scam to be on the lookout for.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said callers are posing as agents from IRS in an attempt to get your money, and anyone can be a target, especially middle and lower income earners and immigrants.

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Sandy Scammers Abusing Contractor Loophole [AUDIO]

It is a sad fact of life, but there are always people who will prey on the hardships of others. It's happening in post-Sandy New Jersey and State Sen. Jennifer Beck wants to put a stop to it.

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New Home Owners – Beware of Legit Looking Scams

I bought my first home about two months ago. In that amount of time, I've been amazed at how many pieces of mail that I've gotten that look legitimate, but upon further inspection are just sneaky ways to part me with my money.

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