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How to avoid falling victim to scam calls

FILE — A woman looks at her smartphone in Palo Alto, Calif., on Aug. 19, 2016. The Federal Communications Commission is warning of a robocall that can lead consumers to be billed toll charges similar to calling a 900 number. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times) XNYT35 XNYT35

A significant number of scammers are among the solicitations that flood our phones daily, and a lot of us aren't clued in to their tactics, according to state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the AARP and others at a “Spoof-Proof Your Life” event in Seattle.  WATCH

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