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Updated: 03/27/2014 08:00:16AM

New scams, old warnings

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Phyllis Schwartz

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As I have written before, even though I have been involved with sharing information about scams and frauds with you for several years now, I am still surprised when I learn about new ones that spring up. The clever minds of the criminals out there determined to get our money are always a source of amazement to me.

For example, recently credit card users have discovered unauthorized charges of $9.84 on their statements. The fee was listed as “customer support” and because the amount is small, many people simply paid it, just as the criminals hoped they would. If customer did access the website provided on the statement, they were given a phone number to call. When they did call, they were told the charge would be removed.

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