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We are interested in protecting ourselves and our loved ones from fraud, scams, and identity theft. It seems to become more difficult with technological advancement. While technology is a common way criminals search for victims, there are other methods they may try to get your hard earned cash or access to your personal information. For example, someone says they will fix your roof, then does a partial job and charges you more than originally decided upon or you receive an unsolicited letter saying that you have won the Canadian lottery, but you just have to pay the taxes before you can receive your winnings.

The best defense against fraud and deception is to be well informed. Below you will find links to websites and documents to help you stay up-to-date on current fraud and potential scams and ways to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of a scam, fraud, or identity theft, please contact your local authorities.

General Information about Fraud and Scams

Home Improvement or Home Repair Contractor Fraud

Health Care and Medicare Fraud and Scams

Telephone and Telemarketing Fraud and Scams

Investment Fraud and Scams

Identity theft

Internet Fraud and Scams

Disclaimer: SDSU Extension is not endorsing any product or service provided as resources on this page. In addition, SDSU Extension is not responsible for the content of any web page not specifically hosted by iGrow. If you believe you have been a victim of fraud or a scam, please contact your local authorities. By accessing this website, full responsibility falls to the user for how the provided information is used.

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