Scammers target people from different communities in unique ways. The free resources on this page will help you protect every community from fraud, no matter what community you’re in or work with.
Fraud Effects Every Community Mash-up
People’s experience with scams, and the tips to help all of us avoid scams and protect those we care about.
Fraud Affects Every Community: Debt Settlement Companies
The first-person story of one woman’s experience with a debt relief scam – and the lawyer who helped her.
Fraud Affects Every Community: Imposter Scams (Spanish with English subtitles)
The first-person story of a woman who was harassed by scammers impersonating court officials and lawyers, who tried to coerce her into paying hundreds of dollars for a debt she didn’t owe.
Fraud Affects Every Community: Family Emergency Scams
The first-person story of how one family responded to a family emergency scam: by putting it on the radio.
Fraud Affects Every Community: Medicare Scams
The first-person story of a retired educator’s Medicare scam experience – and the FTC attorney who helped bring the scammers to justice.
Fraud Affects Every Community: Debt Collection
The first-person story of a veteran’s debt collection experience – and the legal assistance that helped him recover.
How to Avoid a Tech Support Scam
The first-person story about a retired business consultant’s tech support scam experience, what he did about it.
Why Report Fraud?
If you think you see a scam, talk with someone. Your story could help someone avoid that scam. Then report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Your story could help the FTC stop the scammers.