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While details for COVID-19 vaccinations are getting worked out, there’s no doubt scammers will be scheming. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a vaccine-related scam.
Protect yourself from Coronavirus scams by visiting ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams and following these tips.
A contact tracer from your state health department might call if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. But scammers are pretending to be contact tracers, too. Here’s how you can spot the scam.
Right now, there are no plans to create a national COVID-19 vaccine verification app, certificate or passport.
Scammers will call, email, text, or direct message you on social media. Learn their lines and how to respond.
This infographic explains how tech support scammers contact you and what you can do to avoid a tech support scam.
Scammers pretend to be IRS officials to get you to send them money.
Own a timeshare? You could be the target of a timeshare resale scam.
Phishing is when you get emails, texts, or calls that seem to be from companies or people you know. But they’re actually from scammers.
What you expect: $1.03 plus shipping for a trial tooth-whitening product. What you really pay: $188.26 plus shipping every month, for two different products.
This infographic shows the signs of and gives tips to avoid a romance or online dating scam.
Imposter scams often begin with a call, text message, or email. The scams may vary, but work the same way – a scammer pretends to be someone you trust, often a government agent, family member, or someone who promises to fix your computer – to convince you to send them money or share personal information.
When you decide to support a cause you care about, you want your donation to count. Here are tips to help you plan your donation – and avoid scams.
If you’re thinking about donating money to a charity, here’s how to make sure your dollars go to the causes you support.
In May 2015, FTC and states charged four sham cancer charities with bilking $187 million from consumers.
Money & Credit
In November 2015, FTC, states and local governments announced the largest-ever collection of enforcement actions against abusive debt collectors.
Want to get a great product at a great price when you shop online? Some extra research can really pay off.
Some auto dealers put tempting promises in their ads. But when you try to close the deal, it’s another story.
Before you make a purchase with a virtual currency, choose a seller you trust and review the site’s refund policies.
You see an online ad, but who's behind it? Merchants, affiliate networks, and affiliate marketers all get paid when you click.
Offers some tip-offs to rip-offs and what to do if you get a check from someone you don’t know.
If someone sends you money and asks you to send it to someone else, STOP. You could be what some people call a money mule — someone scammers use to transfer and launder stolen money.
4 things to do before you accept a business offer
Everyone can be targeted by income scams.
Privacy & Identity
Are you wondering what to keep and what to shred? We looked at experts’ advice and compiled this summary of how long they recommend keeping certain documents.
A timeline of important Do Not Call cases.
How parents can find out what apps might be doing — but might not be telling them — and what they can do about it.
This visual guide shows how robocalls happen.
In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. As part of a settlement, Equifax agreed to spend up to $425 million to help people affected by the data breach.
In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information
of 147 million people. As part of a settlement, Equifax agreed to spend up to $425 million to help people affected by the data breach.
Homes & Mortgages
What to consider before replacing your home’s windows and factors that could affect your energy savings.
Health & Fitness
Considering alternative medical treatments containing CBD?
While some dietary supplements have proven benefits, others don’t. And some could even be risky for your health.
Using a health app? Here are some ways to protect your privacy and reduce the chance of identity theft and other fraud.