Chuck Jaffe: These sharp tools fight scammers trying to take your money

It was a recent Monday afternoon when my daughter surprised me with a phone call. It was no emergency, but it could have been.

My oldest daughter — who turns 25 next week -— recently moved to Chicago, where she is settling into the life of a struggling artist.

On the day she called me, she was thinking about how that struggle could be eased because she had just received a call about being awarded a $9,000 grant from the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services.

It would have been impossible to grow up in our household and not have some money savvy.

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