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Sham scams

Online resources are aplenty to help weed out tricksters, but how is one to figure out if a physical letter is the genuine article?

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When it comes to scam prevention, the onus shouldn’t only be on the consumer. Corporations also have a part to play in reducing scam-related noise.

ALL me paranoid, but I feel like scams are everywhere. Between the countless news reports of increasingly creat- ive phishing scams, and the random messages I receive from my parents asking if something they've received is real, it's hard not to think there's a flimflam around every corner....

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