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Just hang up to avoid scams

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Just hang up. That's what postal inspectors say you should do the next time you get a call telling you you've won a lottery but have to pay a fee to collect the winnings. More>>

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Moving? Avoid change of address scams

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CBS46 tells you how some online companies are profiting by charging you for a service you can get for free. More>>

Telemarketing scam preys on small businesses

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Taking out a loan could make you vulnerable to telemarketing schemes. More>>

How to avoid psychic scammers

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You don't need a crystal ball to know that there are so-called psychics out there who prey on people for money. But if you are a believer, CBS46 tells you some ways to avoid getting ripped off. More>>

Scammers targeting your cell phone bill

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Reading your phone bill can be a drag, but it could also save you from bogus charges added on by scammers. More>>

Religious leader steals from church-goers

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What if someone you trusted came to you about a promising investment? More>>

Scammed by their own flesh and blood

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Over 50 people were victims of this scheme and lost more than a million dollars. And all of them were either friends or family of the ring leaders. More>>

Elderly parents targeted by lottery scammers

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A lonely widow is losing her life savings to scammers who just won't stop. More>>

Scam artist preys on generous investors Video included

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Investors were promised low risk and high returns to help people in third world countries. But this deal that sounded too good to be true, was. More>>

Protect yourself from check washing Video included

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CBS46 explains how you can avoid becoming a victim of check washing. More>>

Lottery winnings may be scam

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An estimated 30,000 calls are made from Jamaica to the U.S. every day attempting to defraud Americans.  CBS46 explains why you shouldn't fall for their claims. More>>

Avoid buying fake tickets online Video included

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Nearly five million people a year pay for tickets to concerts, sporting events and theme parks that prove to be fakes. CBS46 shows you how to avoid becoming a victim. More>>

Financial advisor betrays clients' trust Video included

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A longtime financial advisor betrays his clients' trust. More>>

Winners asked to send money to claim prizes

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You won't believe the lengths scammers will go to take your money, especially once they've got you on the hook. More>>

Victims pay thousands for fake art Video included

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Buying art on the internet could leave you vulnerable to scams. More>>

Criminals ''washing'' personal checks Video included

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CBS46 shows you how easy it is for criminals to change the names on your checks. More>>

Sure signs of online auction scams

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CBS46 is protecting your money with advice to avoid being scammed on online auction sites. More>>

Cars bought with fake money orders Video included

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CBS46 shows you how to recognize a fake money order. More>>

Scammers use pictures to prey on generous donors Video included

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There are scams out there right now that tug at your heartstrings while promising to line your pocketbook. More>>

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  • Jennifer Emert

    Jennifer Emert

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:42:32 GMT
    Jennifer Emert joined the CBS46 News team in June 2014.More >
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    Jeff Chirico

    Jeff Chirico is an award-winning investigative reporter who joined CBS46 in March 2010.More >
    Jeff Chirico is an award-winning investigative reporter who joined CBS46 in March 2010.More >
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    Adam Murphy

    Adam Murphy is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who is the Consumer Investigative reporter for CBS46.
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    Adam Murphy is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who is the Consumer Investigative reporter for CBS46.
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