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You've won millions in a lottery, or you've been offered a job as a "mystery shopper." Great news, right? All you have to do is deposit the checks or money orders you’ll receive and send the money somewhere, minus your “pay.” Is this your lucky day? NO! It’s a fake check scam that will cost you thousands unless you know the danger signs.
This year’s LifeSmarts National Championship event in Los Angeles was a great success! With 33 teams representing states from all over the country, four days of intense competition, and a nail-biting final match-up, the event had a great many highlights and special moments. But one of the most touching scenes was when Bonnie Baker, assistant coach from Missouri, was named 2011 LifeSmarts Coach of the Year.
As temperatures are heating up, consumers’ thoughts are increasingly turning to making vacation plans. Unfortunately, scammers will be on the lookout as well … for unwary victims.