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Consumer Alert

That’s not your neighbor calling

Emma Fletcher
When your phone rings and it looks like a local call, you may be more likely to answer. Scammers count on this and can easily fake caller ID numbers. They even can match the first six digits of your
Consumer Alert

Scammers can fake caller ID info

Andrew Johnson
Your phone rings. You recognize the number, but when you pick up, it’s someone else. What’s the deal? Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they are someone local
Consumer Alert

Online sellers stung by scammers spoofing PayPal brand

Christina Tusan
Selling your used stuff online has become commonplace. So have scams taking advantage of the good names of reputable online companies. At the FTC, we’ve heard from people stung by scammers spoofing