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Ignore bogus COVID vaccine survey

Colleen Tressler
Scammers are using a new trick to steal your money and personal information: a bogus COVID vaccine survey. People across the country are reporting getting emails and texts out of the blue, asking them
Consumer Alert

The top frauds of 2020

Monica Vaca
2020 was a tough year. Between the pandemic and the economic crisis, we all had our hands full. And scammers didn’t take any time off either — 2020 was a busy year for fraud. In 2020, the FTC got more
Consumer Alert

COVID-19 contact tracing text message scams

Colleen Tressler
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about contact tracing. It’s the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to
Consumer Alert

Don’t click links in unsolicited text messages

Rosario Méndez
You might be seeing text messages promising money – maybe the economic impact payments, loans for small businesses, or an offer for money you can get. In fact, I recently saw a WhatsApp text message
Consumer Alert

Is that text message about your FedEx package really a scam?

Alvaro Puig
You may be skeptical when someone you don’t know sends you a text message you didn’t expect and it tells you to click on a link. Maybe that little voice in your head starts talking to you. I know mine
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How To Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages

If you have a cell phone, you probably use it dozens of times a day to text people you know. But have you ever gotten a text message from an unknown sender? It could be a scammer trying to steal your
Consumer Alert

Phishing: Don’t take the bait

Colleen Tressler
Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts – even phone calls – to get you to share valuable personal information, like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and
Consumer Alert

Netflix phishing scam: Don’t take the bait

Colleen Tressler
Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information – like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use your