Money Monday: 6 Financial Scams to Watch Out For

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  • Top Sweepstakes/Lottery Scam: Jamaican Phone Lottery
  • Top Sales/Rental Scams: Real Stars Fake Goods
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  • Top Over-Payment/ Fake Check Scam: Car Ads
  • Top Emergency Scam: Grandparents Scam

Top Sales/Rental Scams: Real Stars Fake Goods

Some scammers sell cheap knock-offs in front of stadiums. Others set up websites that just steal your money and never had any goods to begin with. Counterfeit goods are not only a rip-off for you because the merchandise is usually shoddy, but they are also a rip-off for the teams, athletes, designers and artists who create, license and sell the real thing. Buy directly from team stores and websites, or from legitimate retailers. 

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