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Fraud Watch ID Theft: How to Protect Your Identity Sponsored: ID Theft: How to Protect Your Identity (Video)
Identity theft is a crime where someone steals your personal information and uses it without permission, usually to get money. A thief can use your identity to get a credit card, buy a gun or even get a home loan. Every three seconds, there’s a new victim of identity theft.
Fraud Watch Stand Guard Against Veterans Scams Sponsored: Stand Guard Against Veterans Scams
As we honor our former military personnel, Veteran’s Day is also a good time to recognize the year-round attempts to defraud them – and take advantage of those who appreciate their sacrifice and service.

In some scams, veterans are specifically targeted.
Fraud Watch Give Smart This Holiday Season Sponsored: Give Smart This Holiday Season (Video)
Washingtonians are incredibly generous people. Many of us give money to help those in need. Unfortunately, people can be victimized by scammers if they aren’t careful to their homework before giving to a charity.
Fraud Watch Debt Relief Scams Sponsored: Debt Relief Scams
How’d you like to lower your monthly credit card and loan payments — guaranteed? An appealing offer to anyone struggling to pay their bills, but beware: a growing number of scammers are targeting consumers with significant credit card debt.
Fraud Watch Outsmarting Scam Artists Sponsored: Outsmarting Scam Artists
Falling for a scam has little to do with intelligence because con artists appeal to the emotional part of the brain, which can swamp out any attempt to think rationally.
Fraud Watch Beware: Signs of a Job Scam Sponsored: Beware: Signs of a Job Scam
You’re looking for a job; scammers are looking for their next victim. Fake job scams can take many forms – watch out for these three signs:
* The job is guaranteed - if you pay a fee for certification, training materials, or expenses to place you with their company.
Fraud Watch Signs Your Valentine is a Scammer Sponsored: Signs Your Valentine is a Scammer
Romance cons are big business, costing an average loss of more than $10,000 per victim in the U.S. Scammers know how to make a connection, tailoring their sweet talk to their victim’s responses.

How does it work?

You think you’ve found your perfect partner online.
Fraud Watch Spotting Weight Loss Scams Sponsored: Spotting Weight Loss Scams
You’ve seen the ads all over the Internet and on television. “Lose the love handles,” “shed weight fast,” “Drop 10 pounds in a week.” But many of these offers are aimed at shrinking your bank account, not your waistline.