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Share What You Know. Stop Scams.

Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. They may not talk about it, but the statistics do.

The truth is that sharing what you know can help protect someone who you know from a scam.

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Your information is valuable. To you–and other people.

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You get a lot of unwanted calls. Many are from scammers.

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Impersonator Scams
Someone calls to ask for money. Are they who they say they are?

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You have a Medicare card, but a caller says you need a new one.

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You won a prize! But you can't get it until you send money.

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Someone offers to repair your home. Cheap. For cash now.

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An ad promises quick and easy money. Guaranteed. No risk.

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Ads promise big money working from home. For a fee.

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Someone asks you to donate money to a charity. Today.

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Materials to Pass On
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From Consumer Alerts

Consumer Alert

Think you know what the top scam of 2023 was? Take a guess

Larissa Bungo
Every day people report to the FTC the scams they spot. Every year, the FTC shares the information we collect in a data book which tells a story about the top scams people tell us about – so we can all spot and avoid them.
Consumer Alert

Did someone tell you to move or transfer your money? It could be a scam

Alvaro Puig
Many impersonation schemes start with a call about a routine problem, like suspicious activity in your Amazon account. But in a new twist, the story quickly takes a more serious turn when you’re told someone is using your information to commit crimes and all your money is at risk.
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New year, new weight loss scams

Ari Lazarus
Scammers follow the headlines — and the seasons. As the new year rolls around, we’re sure to hear lots of “new year, new you” advertising around health and fitness products. But some of those promotions are just scams out to get your money. Here’s how to spot them.