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Don’t Get Scammed by a Skimmer — A Simple Way to Not Get Ripped Off

Those notorious credit card skimmers are starting to pop up in more and more places. Here's a simple way not get to scammed

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3 Mother’s Day Gift Scams to Avoid

We're not even safe when shopping for mom anymore. Here are three Mother's Day gift scams to avoid.

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Scam Warning — Post-Flood Scammers

Now that the floods have passed, the scammers have moved in. Here's how to avoid getting ripped off.

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Phone Scams Increasing in the Lake Area — Top 10 Scams

Here, according to the BBB, are 10 scams that are working around the country and a few things to be aware of in case you are contacted by one of these scammers.

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Credit Card Skimmers Found in the Lake Area

This is not news anyone wants to hear, but it's a reality we now have to deal with. There are reports that credit card skimmers have turned up at several locations around our area at banks and at some area gas pumps as well...

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AG’s Office Warns of Scams Surrounding Lafayette Shootings

I know it's hard for most of us to conceive of someone so low as to try and make a quick buck off a tragedy like the one that occurred in Lafayette last week, but believe me, those kinds of people are out there.

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Top 10 Hilarious Scam Products [VIDEO]

The world is full of cons, scams and just plain crappy products. Many of these products are designed to prey on the vulnerable and uneducated, touted by websites filled with fantastic claims and promises that don’t quite add up...

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15 Biggest Rip-Offs You’re Still Paying For [VIDEO]

Nobody has money to just throw away, so why do we keep paying exorbitant prices for things that are really worth much less or are unnecessary...

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BBB Warns of New Email Scam — Fake Mail From the BBB

The Better Business Bureau, the folks who try to keep us up-to-date on scams, is the subject of the latest scam making the rounds.

In this scam, you may open your email to find some mail claiming to be from the BBB. Like most scam emails, the letter will then tell you that they are updating their files and that it's very important that you update your information. Cue the alarm bells, because this is where they get your personal information and proceed to steal your identity.

Carmen Million, of the BBB, has some advice that could keep you from being a victim of this email scam.

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BBB Warns of New Phone Scam in the Lake Area — Callers Claim to be From Entergy

The scams are coming fast and furious these days. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) the latest scam involves people claiming they are from Entergy and are collecting past due amounts.

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