March 20, 2011 (CHICAGO) --On this NewsViews, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan explains how to avoid becoming a victim of scams.
Madigan says there's a key to not being scammed: don't pay up-front fees.
Madigan released the 10 most common scams in the state earlier this month. No. 1 includes frauds in areas such as mortgages and consumer debt.