Videos to help you understand your consumer rights and avoid, report, and recover from scams.
If someone offers you a job, sends you a check, but then insists you wire extra money back; don’t do it. It's a scam. Instead, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint.
What to do if someone says they’re from the IRS and they pressure or threaten you to transfer money to them right away.
If you get a text or call saying a loved one is in trouble and they need you to wire them money, it's most likely a scam.
People’s experience with scams, and the tips to help all of us avoid scams and protect those we care about.
The first-person story of one woman’s experience with a debt relief scam – and the lawyer who helped her.
Caregiver websites can help you find jobs, but scammers also use them to find people to rip off.
Your eye doctor must give you your prescription after your fitting. It’s the law. Learn more at FTC.gov/contacts.
If you get a pop-up to call a number to fix a virus on your computer, ignore it. It’s an imposter scam.
While some dietary supplements have proven benefits, others don’t. And some could even be risky for your health.
The first-person story of how one family responded to a family emergency scam: by putting it on the radio.
If you think you see a scam, talk with someone. Your story could help someone avoid that scam.
How organizations in local communities are using the Pass It On materials.
Misleading ads can sound pretty plausible; learn how to sort out fact from a fib.
Military.Consumer.gov gives servicemembers and military families short consumer tips on the go to help them stay mission-ready at home and abroad. Visit https://www.military.consumer.gov to learn more.
Did you get a notice that says your personal information was exposed in a data breach? Visit IdentityTheft.gov/databreach to learn what you can do to protect your identity.
Car ads might promise low payments, no interest, or zero down. But is there a catch? Here’s what you need to know.
Getting the facts about a used car before you buy can help avoid trouble down the road. Here’s what you need to know.