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5 scams spreading online that can cost you thousands

We know that scams are rampant, but so many Americans still fall for them. Think you’re immune? Take Google’s scam spotter quiz and see if you can pass it.

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You may have noticed that the number of robocalls slowed down when the pandemic hit. As call centers reopen around the world, robocalls are increasing. Tap or click here for proven ways to stop annoying robocalls for good.

Scammers have gotten more sinister. Here are five scams that are spreading now:

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Get $1,000 in COVID-19 relief

Many Facebook users have reported getting messages offering “COVID-19 relief grants.” The scammers pose as familiar contacts or relatives, offering the grants worth upwards of $1,000. If you take the bait, the scammers demand an upfront processing fee to send you the money.

Once you send the fee,

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From fake COVID-19 relief to puppies, online scams can cost you.

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Online scammers have gotten more sinister during the COVID-19 era. (Photo: Getty Images)

We know that scams are rampant, but so many Americans still fall for them. Think you’re immune? Take Google’s scam spotter quiz and see if you can pass it.

You may have noticed that the number of robocalls slowed down when the pandemic hit. As call centers reopen around the world, robocalls are increasing. Tap or click here for proven ways to stop annoying robocalls for good.

Scammers have gotten more sinister. Here are five scams that are spreading now:

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Scammers arise during disasters and crises and it’s no different during the ongoing pandemic. Be wary of COVID-19 scams on computers and smartphones.

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Get $1,000 in COVID-19 relief

Many Facebook users have reported getting messages offering “COVID-19 relief grants.” The scammers pose as familiar contacts or relatives, offering the grants worth upwards of

Read More
Continue Reading From fake COVID-19 relief to puppies, online scams can cost you.
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Man promising home repairs scams residents out of thousands, Daytona Beach Shores police say

A Volusia County man is accused of defrauding several people out of thousands of dollars in a home contracting scheme.

Victims say they don’t necessarily expect to get their money back at this point, but they do expect justice.

“He showed us rendering of cabinets and we got all excited,” Stephanie Ruta said.

Ruta and her husband Enrico Ruta say they hired John Venneman two years ago for a kitchen remodel at their beachside condo.

The couple says they gave Venneman, now charged with scheming to defraud, $9,500.

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The kitchen was demolished and then months went by with no new cabinets.

“(It was) story after story including wild schemes of cabinets being held up in Barcelona and then his discovery that the company was actually from China,” Stephanie Ruta said.

Stephanie Ruta says Venneman stopped taking their calls and refused to return their money.

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