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Re: 'Tis the season to protect yourself from holiday scams

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The other day I was channel-surfing, and Dr. Phil had a man as his guest, who'd become involved with someone online, which was obviously one of those Nigerian scams (the woman actually was in Nigeria). I only watched a few minutes, but he seemed to be a normal, middle-aged guy, but spent thousands of $ "helping" this woman he'd never actually met.

 

Lynn - Why do you think - despite all the exposes of these sorts of scams all over the media - do people still fall for this BS? Even being garden-variety lonely or helpful doesn't mean that people totally turn off their common sense!


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'Tis the season to protect yourself from holiday scams

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The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for scammers. Tune in to the Dr. Phil show on December 1 and learn how you can protect yourself from holiday scams from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Check your local listings and don’t miss it!

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