It seems that more and more, we are facing scams here in Michigan, in not only the ways we've seen for years but also new ways to target you and your personal information.

The worst part of it all too. It's getting harder and harder to know what is real and what is fake out there. Scammers are getting smarter and are finding more ways to get your information.

New Scam Affecting Michigan Costco Shoppers

One of the best parts about having a Costco membership, are the elite deals. From electronics, to food, the excessive amount of paper towels, and let's not forget about the great deals on cleaning supplies.

It's easy to save money at Costco, but also easy to get scammed while shopping their.

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In a recent alert from Readers Digest, Costco officials told their customers that they should use caution with what they believe when it comes to 'deals' at Costco. This comes in many forms, especially digitally in our current digital age.

10 Biggest Costco Scams Affecting Michigan That You Need To Know Now

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This even applies to offers to apply for a new or existing Costco membership. Costco tells their customers, or future customers, to call them and verify whether a deal is legitimate or not.

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The biggest advice for anyone who plans to join any membership, or give banking information over the internet, should always verify that it's a legitimate source before handing over information such as banking information, or anything of that nature.

8 Things To Do If You Paid A Phone Scammer

Merciless phone scammers are targeting unaware folks with schemes involving pleas for charity, car warranties, unpaid traffic tickets, you name it. The Federal Trade Commission says, "Scammers often ask you to pay in ways that make it tough to get your money back. No matter what payment method you used to pay, the sooner you act, the better."
If you have paid one of these scammers and then realize you have been scammed, here are 8 tips from the Federal Trade Commission, on what to do if you have paid a scammer.

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