We know that scammers target Latinos with calls and ads in English and Spanish because the FTC has sued to stop them. When the FTC hears about the Latino community’s experiences and collects their reports about frauds and scams, it helps everyone. Want to be part of the solution? Add your voice and help us get the word out this #HispanicHeritageMonth.
Start by learning more about frauds and scams at consumer.ftc.gov and how to report your experiences to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Filing a report is easy. Want to report in Spanish? Visit ReporteFraude.ftc.gov. Share this information with your friends and family!
When you tell the FTC about a scam, fraud, or a bad business practice, the amount of information you share is up to you. Giving us a phone number will help investigators get in touch with you if we need more details. But reports can be filed anonymously, and advocates can also file on behalf of someone else. The important thing is to report and share the information with others, because even telling one other person about a suspicious call or offer can help everyone avoid scams.
The purpose of this blog and its comments section is to inform readers about Federal Trade Commission activity, and share information to help them avoid, report, and recover from fraud, scams, and bad business practices. Your thoughts, ideas, and concerns are welcome, and we encourage comments. But keep in mind, this is a moderated blog. We review all comments before they are posted, and we won’t post comments that don’t comply with our commenting policy. We expect commenters to treat each other and the blog writers with respect.
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What a joke!! I reported a scam, a received a reply. They basically said that they don't handle complaints from individuals. I would have to be a big corporation before they would listen to what I had to say.
In reply to What a joke!! I reported a… by Dale E Foskey
The FTC does take reports from individuals. But, we can't act on behalf of one person.
The information you give goes into a secure data base with the reports from many other people. The FTC and other law enforcement agencies use the information for investigations and to bring cases against fraud, scams, and bad business practices.
If you give your email address when you report, we offer next steps you can take to protect yourself from the problem you reported, or how to recover from that problem.
Hello Friends: I report things to ReportFraud, but suggest perhaps adding a link to which scam emails can be directly forwarded, as an alternative or addition to the current process that requires filling out a form. That would not only be easier for users but would give FTC the full scam email to pursue rather than just extracted information.
BEWARE! I got a call from a very pushy man who said he was a Sheriff! I am recovering from Covid when he called. He scared me to death saying that I have some serious trouble with the law. He said I was served papers and missed a court date for not showing up for jury duty. He went on to say that the judge will either charge you $2500 to $5000 or 3 months in jail!!! Luckily my brother heard what was going on and said it was a scam and to hang up. But I wasn't sure. The man said if I do not pay $2500 now or if I hang up on him, I will be arrested that night! I was so scared and in tears!! Don't fall for it!! I learned that the law will never ask for money over the phone or threaten the way he was threatening me. I was so relieved to hang that call up! But I suffered a little PTSD because I was STILL afraid that the police would come a knocking on my door!!!!
The website you list does not always work!!