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Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Is Fraud Prevention Month

Before you fork over any of your hard-earned cash or personal info to someone on the phone or internet, take a second to think about whether you're being targeted by a fraudster. 

It's Fraud Prevention Month and Marissa Rignanesi of the Financial Consumer Services Commission tells CHSJ News a good rule of thumb to go by is the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. She also advises you to take time to make sure to read and understand any contract or paperwork you're given before you sign it, and to be sure to check if there are any license requirements.

Rignanesi says if you realize you are being targeted by a scam artist, it's important to report it, because while it may be obvious to you that it's a scam, it may not be obvious to others.