Marketplace Money for Friday, April 26, 2013
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'Fess up: You've been the victim of a scam. Whether it's losing money to someone with a sob story on the street, answering bogus emails, or getting swindled into donating to a fake charity -- scams are all around us. We're here to help you recognize when you're dealing with a con artist and help you steer clear of swindlers. Plus, remember the sequester? We prefer not to as well. But, sequester-related furloughs are happening -- and leaving unpleasant effects on people's personal finances in its wake.
Posted In: scams, fraud
Millions of Americans fall for the same common scams every day. Have you been a victim of one of these cons? Learn how to keep your cash safe by listening to the expert wisdom of those who have lost money to shifty schemers.
Posted In: furloughs, sequester
Sequester-related furloughs went into effect this week, impacting mostly air traffic controllers employed by the federal government. How can other public servants prepare their personal finances to take on mandatory unpaid leave?