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How you look at the world can make you a fraud target | Here’s how to turn the tables

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What makes you vulnerable to a schemer? Your personal beliefs can become part of the fraudsters’ playbook as they try to separate you from your money.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — New research from the Federal Trade Commission found fraud has a disproportionately negative impact on communities of color. Yet, losing money to a fraudster may be caused more by how you think about the world than by the color of your skin.

AAPR recently released a study showing how often people of color lose money to schemers.

“Nineteen to 20 percent have lost money due to scams,” said Shani Hosten, vice president for African American/Black audience strategy for AARP. “Also, we found that over 60 percent, which is even more troubling, have been repeat victims… So (they)…

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