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Bamboozled: Top scams to watch for in 2017


By Karin Price Mueller | NJ Advance Media for
on January 02, 2017 at 7:09 AM, updated January 02, 2017 at 8:29 AM

It’s a new year, so you might expect Bamboozled to offer a list of new scams.


The trend we’re seeing is that the same old scams keep popping up, sometimes with a new twist, and we expect the same for the coming year.

Why do scammers keep up the same old tricks? Because people keep falling for them.

Here are Bamboozled’s top five scams to watch for in 2017

5. Trust us! We’re the real thing!

Continue to be cautious of emails that seem to come from legitimate senders.

Before you say you’re too smart to fall for a phishing scam, read on.

Phishing emails often look like they’re coming from a real institution, such as your bank, credit card or utility company.

But they’re imposters.

They often look authentic, using a combination of real company logos and convincing-looking email addresses.

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