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Refund and Recovery Scams

If you’ve been scammed, someone might promise to help you get your money back –– if you pay in advance. That’s another scam.
Consumer Alert

Fake prize offers don’t pay

Bridget Small

The pandemic has caused financial distress because of lost jobs, income, and homes, and emotional distress because of social isolation.

Consumer Alert

Make it a scam-free vacation

Lisa Lake

It’s almost summer! Right now, you probably have beaches on the brain or you’re thinking about that long-planned trip abroad.

Consumer Alert

Anatomy of a fake check scam

Colleen Tressler

Fake checks drive many types of scams – like those involving phony prize wins, fake jobs, mystery shoppers, online classified ad sales, and others.

Consumer Alert

Winners are losers in lottery & sweepstakes scams

Colleen Tressler

You get a card, call, or email telling you that you won! Maybe it’s a lottery, sweepstakes, or some other prize. The person calling is excited and can’t wait for you to get your winnings.