TITLE

Spotting a scam

PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Money (Australia Edition);Sep2010, Issue 127, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article offers tips for avoiding financial scams. It warns people that scams tend to offer a higher return than genuine investments. It advises to caution about unsolicited e-mails, letters and telephone calls. The article also informs that some scammers are trying to steal personal information to be used in stealing money.
ACCESSION #
55415978

 

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