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Consumer Alert

What are people reporting at DoNotCall.gov?

Amy Hebert
In the past 18 years of the National Do Not Call Registry, those of you signed up for the registry (244 million phone numbers right now) have reported millions upon millions of unwanted sales calls
Consumer Alert

Explore data to find scams near you

Jabari Cook
Scams happen everywhere: in every region, state, and community across the country, including your own. You might be wondering, “What kinds of scams are happening in my area?” We have a tool to help
Consumer Alert

What do COVID-19 scams look like in your state?

Paul Witt
We’ve been telling you about the scams related to COVID-19. But now we can tell you even more about the scams happening in your neck of the woods. Just today, the FTC released state-specific data on
Consumer Alert

Econsumer.gov: International scam fighter

Lisa Lake
No; this isn’t an action movie. But new enhancements to econsumer.gov — and a new interactive international dashboard for Consumer Sentinel reports — give the FTC, other government agencies, and
Consumer Alert

FTC & NY shut down abusive debt collectors, Part 2

Colleen Tressler
Persistence pays off. Three years ago, I told you the FTC and New York Attorney General (NY AG) announced complaints against debt collectors that allegedly used a slew of abusive and deceptive tactics
Consumer Alert

How to write an effective complaint letter

Colleen Tressler
Having a problem with a product or service can be frustrating. When you’re trying to resolve a problem with a company, the first step should be to discuss your concerns with a representative of the