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It’s National Data Privacy Day

Rosario Méndez
Today is National Data Privacy Day, when many organizations and government agencies, including the FTC, join together to raise awareness about privacy issues and to offer tips and information. As more
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COVID-19 report data “on the daily”

Karen Hobbs
Every day, the FTC is collecting data, watching the numbers, and spotting the trends. We’re also spreading the word about COVID-19-related scams. Because, the more you know about what’s happening, the
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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
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Protecting your small business, one video at a time

Jabari Cook
Small businesses like yours are important. They create jobs, support a competitive marketplace, and lift up local communities. As a small business owner, you’ve worked hard to start your business and
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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
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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. We’ve spotted plenty of bogus cures and
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Hang up on tech support calls

Jim Kreidler
It can be frustrating to have problems with your computer, especially now that so many people are working from home. But if you get a call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft technician, saying
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Equifax data breach: Pick free credit monitoring

Robert Schoshinski
Just last week, the FTC and others reached a settlement with Equifax about its September 2017 data breach that exposed personal information of 147 million people. We’ve told you to go to ftc.gov
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The Capital One data breach: Time to check your credit report

Seena Gressin
If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed the
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Equifax Data Breach: Beware of Fake Settlement Websites

Michael Atleson
Just last week, we told you to go to ftc.gov/Equifax to find out if your information – like your Social Security number – was exposed in the September 2017 Equifax data breach. At that same website