Scams can target specific communities, but they affect people in every community.
No matter what community you live in, or feel a part of, you can help protect yourself and your whole community against frauds and scams by using the FTC’s free resources. Whether you’re searching for information to help servicememembers, needing to find tips in other languages, or looking to pass along advice to active older adults, the FTC can help.
Watch this video to learn more.
Have you spotted a scam targeting your community? Share your story with friends and family and then tell the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
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