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How to avoid being the target of a fraud scheme




Armenian organized crime rings have been linked to millions of dollars in credit card fraud and identity theft in Southern California.
Armenian organized crime rings have been linked to millions of dollars in credit card fraud and identity theft in Southern California.
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The Armenian Power gang was allegedly involved in a number of credit fraud and identity theft schemes. One of them involved stealing credit card data from the the registers at 99 Cent Only stores across Southern California. Jay Foley, Executive Director of the Identity Theft Resource Center explains how to avoid becoming the target of credit fraud and other scams.