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Better Business Bureau offers tips for avoiding common scams


Last updated 1/5/2021 at 4:49pm

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There are thousands of new scams every year, and sometimes, it's challenging to keep up with all of them.

However, if you can just remember these 10 tips, more than likely, you will be able to avoid most scams while protecting yourself and your family.

1. Never send money via gift card or wire transfer to someone you have never met face-to-face. Seriously, just don't ever do it. If they ask you to use wire transfer, a prepaid debit card, or a gift card, those cannot be traced and are as good as cash. Chances are, you won't see your money again.  See the FTC video on how scammers try to...

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