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Scammers driving away with victims' cash in bogus car advertising schemes

CBogus work opportunities on the horizonar wrapper advertisements have seen recent gains in popularity among businesses and consumers, seemingly a win/win for everyone. Unfortunately, scammers have recently started to catch on to the popularity of these car advertisement programs among consumers.

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NCL’s Fraud Center tracking spike in mystery shopper scam

mystery shopping scams on the rise

With a still sluggish economy and steady unemployment figures, many Americans are looking for new work opportunities only to be unwittingly scammed in the process. Mystery shopping scams have become an increasingly popular swindle, with complaints to NCL's Fraud Center regarding fake check scams involving fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemes up nearly 9 percent in the last six months.

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Government grant scams: promise free money but deliver debt

With high unemployment and a still sluggish economy, many Americans are on the lookout for new opportunities to get some cash—a fact that scammers are well aware of and eager to exploit. Government grant scams have been a frequently reported scam to NCL’s Fraud Center in recent months.

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