Watch Out for Con ArtistsDon’t fall for anything that sounds too good to be true, such as free vacations, sweepstakes prizes, cures for cancer and arthritis, a low-risk, high yield investment scheme.Never give your credit card, social security number, or bank account numbers to anyone over the phone. It is ILLEGAL for telemarketers to ask for these numbers to verify a prize or gift. Don’t let anyone rush you into signing anything, such as an insurance policy, sales agreement, or a contract. Read it carefully and have someone you trust also read it.Beware of individuals claiming to represent companies, consumer organizations, or government agencies that offer to recover lost money from fraudulent telemarketers for a fee.
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