The top financial scams of 2018

May 16, 2019
Billions of dollars are lost every year. Here’s what to look out for.
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Age of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams?

May 16, 2019
Changes to the brain make seniors prime targets for financial fraud.
Rose Conlon/Marketplace

China's professional shoppers

Apr 4, 2019
They're making a living ... undercover.
People walk between buildings at a shopping mall in Beijing on October 18, 2018.
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With financial distress, come fraudsters

Jan 21, 2019
As the partial federal shutdown continues with no visible end in sight, banks and creditors have offered the up-to-800,000 affected workers loans and payment deferments so they can keep up with their finances. At the same time, fraudulent agencies may be targeting these workers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

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Hurricane Harvey flooding dredges up scams

Aug 29, 2017
Along with donations and an outpouring of help come the cons and rumors.
People walk through the flooded streets of Galveston, Texas, on Aug. 26.

Retailers brace for return fraud in the holiday season

Dec 26, 2016
Fraudulent schemes include "wardrobing" and the return of shoplifted items.
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Gift card fraud could ruin your holiday

Nov 23, 2016
Gift cards are a convenient gift, but they can also be targeted by scammers.
Gift cards are on display at a Wal-Mart store, in Panorama City, California, 23 November 2007.