CFG Blog http://consumer.ftc.gov/ en <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/your-kid-using-education-technology-read" hreflang="en">Is your kid using education technology? Read on</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/your-kid-using-education-technology-read%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <article class="align-center media media--type-image media--view-mode-default"><div class="media__content"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label usa-sr-only">Image</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/consumer_ftc_gov/images/COPPAStatement-SocMed-1200x630-En_Sp_DA3.jpg"><img src="/sites/default/f&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;" /></a></div></div></div></div></article> Thu, 19 May 2022 05:00:00 -0400 Peder Magee and James Trilling, Senior Attorneys, FTC http://consumer.ftc.gov/79013 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/did-you-get-payday-loan-amg-you-might-get-refund" hreflang="en">Did you get a payday loan from AMG? You might get a refund</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/did-you-get-payday-loan-amg-you-might-get-refund%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <p><span><span><span>Today, the FTC is sending out a second round of refunds to some of the people affected by a major payday lending scheme operated by AMG Services, Inc. that used names like 500FastCash, OneClickCash, Ameriloan, UnitedCashLoans, and USFastCash, among others. If you got an online payday loan from a company linked to AMG, you might be getting a check in the mail. If you do, cash it before <b>August 17, 2022</b>.</span></span></span></p> Thu, 19 May 2022 04:00:00 -0400 Andrew Rayo http://consumer.ftc.gov/79012 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/applying-jobs-be-lookout-scams" hreflang="en">Applying for jobs? Be on the lookout for scams</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/applying-jobs-be-lookout-scams%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <article class="align-center media media--type-image media--view-mode-default"><div class="media__content"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label usa-sr-only">Image</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/consumer_ftc_gov/images/Job%20scams_1200X630-01.png"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scale&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;" /></a></div></div></div></div></article> Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 -0400 Lauren Prather http://consumer.ftc.gov/79009 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/not-enough-baby-formula-means-plenty-scammers" hreflang="en">Not enough baby formula means plenty of scammers</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/not-enough-baby-formula-means-plenty-scammers%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <article class="align-center media media--type-image media--view-mode-default"><div class="media__content"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label usa-sr-only">Image</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/consumer_ftc_gov/images/1200X630_Baby%20formula%20scam_En.png"><img src="/sites/default/files/st&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;" /></a></div></div></div></div></article> Wed, 18 May 2022 06:26:46 -0400 Colleen Tressler http://consumer.ftc.gov/79008 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/drug-treatment-referral-service-took-advantage-addictions-make-quick-buck" hreflang="en">Drug treatment referral service took advantage of addictions to make a quick buck</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/drug-treatment-referral-service-took-advantage-addictions-make-quick-buck%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <p><span><span><span>If you or someone you know needs help dealing with a drug or substance addiction, you may turn to companies that say they can connect you with appropriate treatment programs and services. Steven Doumar and his company, R360 LLC, claimed in advertising to do just that. They promised to match people based on their individual needs with ethical, high-quality treatment centers that were hand-picked to be part of the R360 Network by a nationally known interventionist.</span></span></span></p> Tue, 17 May 2022 05:02:00 -0400 Colleen Tressler http://consumer.ftc.gov/78901 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/honor-lgbtq-elders-day-pass-it-0" hreflang="en">Honor LGBTQ+ Elders Day – Pass it on. </a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/honor-lgbtq-elders-day-pass-it-0%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <article class="align-center media media--type-image media--view-mode-lg"><div class="media__content"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label usa-sr-only">Image</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scaled_lg/public/consumer_ftc_gov/images/Older%20Americans_soc%20med_2022_1200X630_3.png?itok=VPhENTYj" width="960" /></div></div></div></div></article> Mon, 16 May 2022 01:35:48 -0400 Ari Lazarus http://consumer.ftc.gov/78995 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/want-work-home-spot-scams-first" hreflang="en">Want to work from home? Spot the scams first</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/want-work-home-spot-scams-first%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <p><span><span><span><span>These days, working from home is pretty common. It’s a win-win for both those hoping to avoid a commute, and companies looking for talent from all over the world. You might even get a call or message about a job opportunity </span><span><span>— but how do you know it’s legit?</span></span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 11 May 2022 01:00:00 -0400 Andrew Rayo http://consumer.ftc.gov/78968 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/shutting-down-tech-support-scams" hreflang="en">Shutting down tech support scams</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/shutting-down-tech-support-scams%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <article class="align-center media media--type-image media--view-mode-lg"><div class="media__content"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label usa-sr-only">Image</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scaled_lg/public/consumer_ftc_gov/images/Older%20Americans_soc%20med_2022_1200X630_2.png?itok=rF0CHnPM" width="960" /></div></div></div></div></article> Mon, 09 May 2022 01:00:00 -0400 Andrew Rayo http://consumer.ftc.gov/78960 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/ftc-says-credit-repair-operation-was-scam" hreflang="en">FTC says credit repair operation was a scam</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/ftc-says-credit-repair-operation-was-scam%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <p><span><span><span><span><span>If your credit isn’t as good as you’d like, a company that promises to boost your credit score by hundreds of points in as little as 45 days might seem like the perfect answer. That’s the result that a business called The Credit Game claimed it could deliver with “credit piggybacking” and other credit repair services.</span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 06 May 2022 02:40:00 -0400 Seena Gressin http://consumer.ftc.gov/78938 <a href="http://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/watch-advocare-refund-check-or-paypal-starting-may-5" hreflang="en">Watch for an AdvoCare refund by check or PayPal starting May 5</a> http://consumer.ftc.gov/%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A//consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/watch-advocare-refund-check-or-paypal-starting-may-5%22%20hreflang%3D%22en%22%3Eview%3C/a%3E <p><span><span></span></span></p> Thu, 05 May 2022 03:15:15 -0400 Cristina Miranda http://consumer.ftc.gov/78940