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This web page includes video's which can help educate citizens on topics such as identity theft, fraud prevention, mail fraud, and other problems that are "hot topics" in communities big and small.

All THE KING'S MEN : PICKING UP THE PIECES

All the King's Men Video

POSTED : Mar 9, 2008

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All THE KING'S MEN : PICKING UP THE PIECES

Fraud schemes victimize millions of Americans each year, leaving many financially devastated. There are laws to protect victims and services and support available to them. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service urges victims to learn more about their rights and services.  Remember, being a victim of a crime is nothing to be ashamed of. And neither is seeking help to recover from it.

Truth or Consequences: Fake Check Scams

Truth or Consequences Video

POSTED : Mar 9, 2008

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Truth or Consequences: Fake Check Scams

Mixed in with the bills you get a surprise - it’s a big check made out to you. It looks real, but is it? Before you cash that check, ask one simple question. Is it free money or a shortcut to big trouble? It looks like a real check, but is it? These days, the scammers are getting better and the scams more elaborate. Their fake checks and money orders are so good; they could fool your bank. It’s harder and harder to know if the next big offer you receive is real or yet another scam designed to empty your pockets.

Nowhere to Run: Cross-Border Fraud

Nowhere to Run Video

POSTED: Mar 9, 2008

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Nowhere to Run: Cross-Border Fraud

The Internet and international phone calls make it easy for fraudsters to work from anywhere in the world. This video illustrates how U.S. Postal Inspectors created task forces with Canadian law enforcement partners to stop "long distance" scams.

Web of Deceit: Internet Fraud

Web of Deceit Video

POSTED :Mar 9, 2008

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Web of Deceit: Internet Fraud

Internet scams are like old wine in new bottles. Telemarketing and mail fraud scams are now coming to you from cyberspace. This video tells the story of a scammer who uses the Internet to victimize unsuspecting consumers around the world until he gets caught in his own web of deceit. The video also provides tips on what to watch out for when you do business on the Internet.

Long Shot: Foreign Lottery Scams

Longshot Video

POSTED :Mar 9, 2008

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Long Shot: Foreign Lottery Scams

It’s illegal to play foreign lotteries in the United States. But another reason not to play is that you are almost guaranteed to lose. And once you play, you can count on receiving more “chances” to play and lose. This free video tells the story of a foreign lottery fraud victim and the con artist behind the scam. Produced by High Noon Film and presented by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, it also provides tips on helping you avoid becoming a victim of this scam.

Work-at-Home Scams: They Just Don't Pay

Work at Home Scams Video

POSTED :Mar 9, 2008

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Work-at-Home Scams: They Just Don't Pay

Working at home has become attractive to many stay-at-home moms, college students, and retirees. While some jobs are legitimate, others just don't deliver on their promises. This free, short video tells the story of a new type of work-at-home scam and how a young mother gets caught up in it. It also provides tips on how you can avoid being duped by criminals and what to do if you've been victimized. This High Noon video is presented by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Identity Crisis: Protect Your Identity

Identity Crisis Video

POSTED : Mar 9, 2008

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Identity Crisis: Protect Your Identity

Identity fraud is the fastest-growing crime in America. With millions of victims and losses in the billions of dollars, it continues to be one of consumers' biggest fears. This free video tells the story of a couple whose credit is ruined and of the criminals who defrauded them. The video by High Noon Film, presented by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, also provides tips on how to protect yourself against identity fraud - and what to do if you become a victim.

Dialing for Dollars: Telemarketing Fraud

Dialing 4 Dollars Video

POSTED : Mar 9, 2008

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Dialing for Dollars: Telemarketing Fraud

Telemarketing fraud costs Americans millions of dollars each year. And when it comes to phony investment "opportunities," older Americans are prime targets. This free, 15-minute video tells the story of such a scam and the lives that are ruined by criminals. The film provides tips on how to protect yourself from investment fraud and tells you what to do if you've been victimized. "Dialing for Dollars" is a High Noon video presented by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Deter. Detect. Defend. Avoid ID Theft - Play Video

POSTED : Mar 9, 2008

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Watch a 10-minute educational video that provides an overview of identity theft and outlines the steps consumers can take to avoid becoming a victim.