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A practical guide to avoiding the most common scams, from afraud-fighting expert

U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars each year to scamartists—and the next victim could be you. While anyone can betargeted, many victims are older. In AARP's Outsmarting the ScamArtists, renowned fraud-fighter Doug Shadel offers practicaladvice for consumers who want to protect their money as well as thefinancial assets of their parents and families.

Despite the rise of scams, many people are embarrassed to admitthey've been victimized. The author helps break the cycle of shameby including accounts from the people who've been scammed as wellas tips from a surprising source: convicted con artists who revealhow they've defrauded people like you.

  • Get practical tips to combat all kinds of scams, from simplelottery tickets to non-existent oil and gas deals and religiousponzi schemes
  • Learn how to protect yourself by securing your mailbox andfraud-proofing your trash
  • Get inside the head of sophisticated scam artists to discoverhow you can become the type of individual they avoid

Scammers are everywhere. But with Outsmarting the ScamArtists in hand, you can protect yourself and your money.

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