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5 Reasons We Overspend

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What makes us overspend? Let’s take a look at five common reasons and how we can overcome them.

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Don’t Get Caught in a Weight-Loss Scam

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This year in particular, many Americans are struggling to shed the “quarantine 15." Unfortunately, scammers know this and they are out in full force, trying to scam consumers. Gyms aren’t far behind, with many of them offering misleading contracts that are impossible to get out of once they’re signed.

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Don’t Fall Prey to a Holiday Toy Scam

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Scammers famously exploit high-stress times, and the pre-holidays shopping frenzy is no exception. That’s why the BBB is warning of an uptick in holiday toy scams which can be difficult to spot.

Here’s what you need to know about these scams.

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Beware of Debt-Collection Scams

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With the pandemic still wreaking havoc on the economy, many people are struggling to pay their monthly bills and meet their debt payments. Unfortunately, scammers are exploiting the financial downturn by tricking unsuspecting victims into paying for debts that don’t actually exist, or by using abusive tactics to collect legitimate debts.

Don’t be the next victim of a debt-collection scam. Here’s all you need to know about these scams.

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Beware the Pending Package Scam

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Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information — and their money.

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Political Fundraising Scams

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Election fever is now at an all-time high and so are election scams. From schemes that steal your vote to ones promising dream vacations in exchange for participation in a poll or survey, there’s no shortage of scams centering on elections.

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Beware Jury Duty Scams

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Jury duty is a responsibility that enables courts to serve justice in a fair and efficient way. Unfortunately, it is often used as a cover for scams. Here’s all you need to know about jury duty scams.

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Save Up for Something Spectacular

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Putting aside money each month to use for some vague purpose sometime in the future can be super challenging. Make it easier by creating a spectacular goal for your savings.

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8 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

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Using cutting-edge technology, scammers create bills that look just like the real thing to the untrained eye. Unfortunately, once counterfeit bills are passed, their new owner can become liable for passing them on to someone else.

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How Can I Protect Myself from Payment App Scams?

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Q: I’ve heard there’s been an increase in scams through mobile payment apps, like Cash App. Can I continue using these apps safely?

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