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Consumer Alert

The FTC Chairman is not writing to you

Karen Hobbs
If you saw an email from FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, it wasn’t. From him, that is. Scammers pretending to be him are emailing, though. They’re trying to trick you into turning over personal
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

The FTC’s Highlights of 2019

Carol Kando-Pineda
We’re all facing unprecedented challenges now – and the FTC has been hard at work on the trail of many Coronavirus-related scams that are harming consumers. But the rest of the Commission’s work
Consumer Alert

FTC Refunds: The real deal or not?

Nicole Christ
Sometimes the FTC is able to return money to people who were ripped off in a con artist’s scheme. But scammers try to cause confusion and take advantage at every step. If you lost money in a scam, you
Consumer Alert

Millennials and fraud: What’s the story?

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Lots of people fall for scams. Is it any different for Millennials? That’s what the FTC explores in its new Data Spotlight, Not what you think: Millennials and fraud. According to the Data Spotlight
Consumer Alert

FTC aids criminal prosecutions

Colleen Tressler
The FTC protects consumers by stopping unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices in the marketplace. We conduct investigations, sue outfits and individuals that break the law, and inform people and
Consumer Alert

FTC asking for access to your computer? It’s a scam.

Andrew Johnson
Scammers pretending to be with the FTC or with FTC refund administrators are calling, asking for remote access to your computer. It’s been reported that the scammers are calling specifically about the