Pride Month is all about getting out there, connecting, and showing support for the LGBTQ+ community. Here’s an idea: let’s also make it about helping the people you care about avoid scams.
Start by talking about scams and encouraging others to do the same. Studies show that if you know about a scam, you’re less likely to engage with a scammer — and even less likely to lose money to one. Where do you start? Check out How To Avoid A Scam, with fraud-fighting tips from the FTC. Talking with older adults? Our Pass It On materials are designed to help older adults talk about scams. Want to share even further? Order materials for free from our bulk order website and put them at your library, place of worship, nail salon — anywhere people will find them.
Are you a blogger? Do you publish a newsletter or post helpful information on social media? Use the FTC’s free resources to help people in your community:
- Find timely topics, like how to avoid COVID-19 scams.
- Learn about your rights when it comes to your credit report, debt collection, or using a credit card.
- Subscribe to Consumer Alerts to keep up to date on the latest scams and then share the information. Are you a business owner? Subscribe to Business Alerts to get the latest ways to protect your business from scams.
All FTC information is in the public domain and free to share. Most information is available in English and Spanish. Order free publications at ftc.gov/bulkorder (in Spanish: ftc.gov/ordenar). We thank you for sharing them, and for helping make Pride Month a time to protect one another from scams.