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The Perfect Scam

50 EpisodesProduced by AARPWebsite

Learn how to protect yourself from scammers. Hear compelling personal stories from scam victims, con artists and leading experts that pull back the curtain on how scammers operate. Hosted by Will Johnson and leading fraud expert Frank Abagnale, author of “Scam Me If You Can,” available Aug. 27.

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Inside the IRS Phone Scam Bust

Every year thousands of Americans get fraudulent calls from con artists claiming to be from the IRS. Working from call centers around the world, these fraudsters pressure targets with threats of jail, liens and garnished wages to scam them out of money. We uncover how these call centers work and speak to a 19-year-old who helped the FTC shut down one of the largest.

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