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By Kate Rockwood
August 23, 2018

You give side-eye to emails from Nigerian princes who want to wire money. You know the IRS probably isn’t making phone calls to collect tax payments on a weekend. You pride yourself on your ability to sniff out phishy email attachments. But here’s the thing: Scammers are constantly evolving and testing out new tactics, so your know-how may need an update too. Last year, Americans lost $905 million to fraud—a $63 million jump from the year before, according to the Federal Trade Commission. And though you might expect there to be a correlation between a person’s age and vulnerability, people younger than 50 actually reported losing money to a scheme more than older folks did. Use these expert-approved strategies to keep that target off your back.

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