Millennial Money: You’re an online fraud target — fight back

Millennials report falling victim to internet fraud at greater rates than other generations. And they’re much more likely to report certain types of fraud, including online shopping scams, business imposter scams and debt relief scams. But consumers of any age have tools to safeguard themselves from falling victim to scams and recover if they are bested by fraudsters. Start by taking a skeptical approach to all online interactions, including vetting online stores and shopping with credit cards to take advantage of their protections. If needed, tap the resources of the Federal Trade Commission to help recover.

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