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Applying for jobs? Be on the lookout for scams

Lauren Prather
You might have just graduated from college, but there’s still more to learn when you’re on the job hunt. Not every posting or job recruiter is legit. Learn how to spot the scams. We’ve been getting
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Want to work from home? Spot the scams first

Andrew Rayo
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
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Watch for an AdvoCare refund by check or PayPal starting May 5

Cristina Miranda
If you lost money to AdvoCare — a multi-level marketer of energy drinks, shakes, and supplements that allegedly swindled people out of money through a pyramid scheme — we have good news. Thanks to the
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Reject a job or money-making scam offer

Bridget Small
Financial Literacy Month is a good time to talk about earning, managing, and saving your money. Are you searching for a new job, investment, or business opportunity to boost your financial well-being
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College students: We want to hear from you

Amy Hebert
If you’re a college student, or a student in a vocational or certificate program, there are scams that specifically target you. This National Consumer Protection Week, we’ve been focused on how scams
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Servicemembers: Reporting for duty

Carol Kando-Pineda
National Consumer Protection Week is a time to shed light on how scammers will try to rip off anyone, including the military. The FTC’s military dashboard compiles five years’ worth of reports from
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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
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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
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Join these NCPW events next week

Ari Lazarus
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2022 is coming up next week, and we hope you’ll join some of the virtual events. NCPW is a time when the FTC joins with local, state, and national partners to
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DeVry students, read this

John D. Jacobs
If you went to DeVry, you might have already gotten money back from the FTC. That’s thanks to a 2016 FTC settlement with the school over allegations that it didn’t tell the truth about how likely it
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The top frauds of 2021

Bridget Small
Every year, people report fraud, identity theft, and bad business practices to the FTC and its law enforcement partners. In 2021, 5.7 million people filed reports and described losing more than $5.8
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Share your experiences to help stop bogus money-making offers

Rosario Mendez
Companies offering jobs, business opportunities, investments, or other money-making opportunities often talk about how much money you can make. But many people have lost time and money to companies
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Pause on federal student loan payments extended

Ari Lazarus
As you may have heard, the U.S. Department of Education announced another extension of the flexibilities offered to federal student loan borrowers. Understanding these options can help you make more
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New crypto payment scam alert

Cristina Miranda
There's a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money to them
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Latino community: the FTC wants to hear from you

Rosario Méndez
FTC research confirms what we’ve known for some time: that we hear from people in Latino communities less frequently than the general population. But reporting and experiencing fraud are two different
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Looking for a new job? Watch out for scams

Ari Lazarus
As we wrap up National Caregiver Month, the FTC wants to recognize all the incredible work that caregivers like you do every day. The work is seen and unseen and helps people in both physical and