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Invention Promotion Scams

Dishonest invention promoters lie about the profit potential of your invention to get you to pay for expensive, but often useless, services.

Consumer Alert

Avoiding a money mule scam

Bridget Small

Scammers are looking for people to help them move stolen money.

Consumer Alert

Donate safely this Giving Tuesday

Rosario Méndez
Giving Tuesday is a great time to show your gratitude by donating to help others.
Consumer Alert

Child Tax Credit scammers are still reaching out

Emily Wu

Many people have gotten their advance Child Tax Credit payments this year, but scammers are taking advantage of this new program to try to trick you out of money or information.

Consumer Alert

Avoid marketing scams during 2022 Medicare Open Enrollment

The Senior Medicare Patrol Resource Center

During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which begins on October 15 and ends December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can choose the plans that are best for them for 2022.

Consumer Alert

For-profit colleges on notice

Carol Kando-Pineda

For-profit colleges sometimes use overblown — or flat-out false — promises to attract new students and their money.