A phone call from a government employee asking for money or offering to give it away is a red flag! The government will never ask for money or give money away over the telephone.
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Before you buy that bargain, look for any red flags and make sure you know what you're paying for online!
Some fraudsters try to take your money by tugging at your heart strings. Before you donate to a charity do your homework to see if there are any red flags.
Learn about the most common scams.
NPR recently interviewed the victim of an IRS scam and the MoneyGram employee who helped her.
The April 2016 Red Flag Award Winner goes to...Kim Komando!