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Not enough baby formula means plenty of scammers

Colleen Tressler
Scammers exploiting the high demand for baby formula have sunk to new lows. They’re popping up online and tricking desperate parents and caregivers into paying steep prices for formula that never
Consumer Alert

LGBTQ+ community: The FTC wants to hear from you

Ari Lazarus
This National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), we’re focused on how scams affect every community — including the LGBTQ+ community. Scammers often like to impersonate familiar people, organizations
Consumer Alert

This NCPW, help reach every community

Jennifer Leach
We know scammers target people everywhere. So this National Consumer Protection Week, we’re focusing on how fraud affects every community. In blog posts and events this week, we’ll highlight scams
Consumer Alert

Spilling the tea on the latest COVID-19 cure claim

Jim Kreidler
Wouldn’t it be nice if all you had to do to get rid of COVID-19 was drink some tea? Well, selling people easy, feel good products — without competent scientific evidence — is something scammers are
Consumer Alert

It’s official: Get free COVID test kits at COVIDtests.gov

Colleen Tressler
There’s a new federal resource to get free FDA-authorized coronavirus test kits. At COVIDtests.gov, you’ll find information about testing and a link to the U.S. Postal Service – special.usps.com
Consumer Alert

Don’t assume every COVID-19 test site is legit

Ari Lazarus
If you’ve been looking for a COVID-19 test, you probably know that they are in short supply. Unfortunately, scammers love to “help” with shortages. They’ve created fake and unauthorized at-home
Consumer Alert

How to avoid buying fake COVID tests online

Colleen Tressler
The news is filled with images of long lines at in-person COVID testing sites and reports of limited supplies of at-home test kits. It’s not a surprise that, according to the U.S. Food and Drug
Consumer Alert

How to spot and avoid common health scams

Jim Kreidler
As a caregiver for a family member with special health needs, you know that shopping, making meals, or just regularly spending time with someone who can’t get out much can profoundly improve their
Consumer Alert

Avoid marketing scams during 2022 Medicare Open Enrollment

The Senior Medicare Patrol Resource Center
During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which begins on October 15 and ends December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can choose the plans that are best for them for 2022. You can get help comparing
Consumer Alert

Bought ReJuvenation pills? Get your money back

Maria Mayo
Last year, the FTC reached a settlement agreement with makers of ReJuvenation and sent refund checks to people who bought this so-called “anti-aging” pill that claimed to be a cure-all for ailments