From phony debt collectors to fake tech support calls, financial scams abound these days. Some of them are obvious, but others are pretty sophisticated. If you’ve ever fallen for a financial scam, tell us about it.
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Not long ago, I got an email that my online bank account was compromised. For a minute, I was fooled. It looked legit, just like the emails my bank sends me periodically, and the address didn’t look immediately suspect. I assume everything is a scam, and a quick search confirmed it, but others undoubtedly fall for this. If you ever have, we want to know about it.
Whether it was a phishing scam, a phone call — even a letter you might’ve gotten in the mail, tell us your story. What happened, and what did you do about it?