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Scammers impersonate the Social Security Administration

Ari Lazarus
Your Social Security number is an important key for an identity thief. Scammers want it, and they think of all sorts of ways to trick you into giving it away. Here at the Federal Trade Commission, we
Consumer Alert

Scammers offering to help with disability applications

Andrew Johnson
Scammers are trying to get personal information from people by pretending to help with applications for disability benefits and claims. A recent alert from the Social Security Inspector General warns
Consumer Alert

Package delivery scam — delivered to your inbox

Aditi Jhaveri
Expecting packages shipped to your home this holiday season? You’re not the only one… scammers are, too. Did you get a text message with a shipment tracking code and a link to update your delivery
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Online sellers stung by scammers spoofing PayPal brand

Christina Tusan
Selling your used stuff online has become commonplace. So have scams taking advantage of the good names of reputable online companies. At the FTC, we’ve heard from people stung by scammers spoofing