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Buyer beware: seven tips for giving tickets as a holiday gift

Image of empty theater seats'Tis the season for gift giving, and for that special sports or music fan in your life, the right tickets to the right event can make the perfect holiday gift. But shady resale sites, scammers, and restrictive tickets can put a damper on your holiday cheer, resulting in the purchase of fraudulent tickets, or even genuine tickets that make terrible gifts because they cannot be transferred to your family and friends.

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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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