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Is a scammer getting unemployment benefits in your name?

Seena Gressin

In a large-scale scam erupting in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits, using the names and personal information of people who have not filed

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How to avoid COVID-19 government imposter scams

Lois Greisman, Associate Director, Division of Marketing Practices, FTC

Many of us are paying close attention to the guidance from federal, state, and local governments during this COVID-19 health emergency.

Consumer Alert

Fighting Coronavirus scams: taking stock

Andrew Smith

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the FTC has released dozens of warning letters against people trying to make an illegal buck off the Coronavirus.

Consumer Alert

Make your Coronavirus donations count

Rosario Méndez

The Coronavirus crisis has brought out the best and worst of human nature. The best: charities across the country are stepping up and many people are donating what they can.

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Scammers offer facemasks but don’t deliver

Bridget Small

If there’s a high demand online for health and safety items, like facemasks and paper products, guess what scammers pretend to sell?

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Not every COVID-19 testing site is legit

Ari Lazarus

You probably know that COVID-19 tests are in short supply. But did you know there’s no shortage of scammers setting up fake COVID-19 testing sites to cash in on the crisis? 

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Don’t click links in unsolicited text messages

Rosario Méndez
You might be seeing text messages promising money – maybe the economic impact payments, loans for small businesses, or an offer for money you can get.
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COVID-19 scam reports, by the numbers

Paul Witt

If you’re a regular reader of this blog — or of the news, you know that scammers are out in force, taking advantage of all aspects of the Coronavirus pandemic.