Money Monday: 6 Financial Scams to Watch Out For

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Don't Be a Victim

Every year the Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams and informs consumers about investment fraud, Ponzi schemes and risky investments. Here are six financial scams to watch out for, as culled from the BBB’s most recent roundup. — Bridget McCrea

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