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Tips for dealing with robocalls.
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Clues that someone may have stolen your identity.
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If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales message — hang up
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Illegal robocalls are the rise and the FTC is working to solve the problem.
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Con artists sometimes impersonate government officials to trick you into sending money.
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Learn the signs of a business opportunity scam.
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Internet hoaxes spread when we share first and ask questions later.
Tips to help you save energy — and money — in your home.
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If you have to pay a fee in advance for a guaranteed loan or credit card — you’re dealing with a rip-off.
This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity.
A counterfeit check can take weeks to discover — and cost you a bundle.
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Know your rights when employers check your background.
Scammers may pretend to represent charities to take advantage of your generosity.
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FTC attorney Kati Daffan shares five strategies for fighting illegal robocalls in this video produced by the GSA.
Young people learn the key concepts of advertising, competition and other consumer topics in a virtual mall setting.
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Scammers may pretend to be your relatives or friends, urging you to wire money immediately to help them with an emergency.
Answer questions about health products and information online.
An expert explains the inner workings of business opportunity telemarketing scams.
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Look out for fees hidden in "free" trial offers.
There is an unexpected visitor at a store.
Wiring money is like sending cash — once it’s gone, you can't get it back.
This video shows what happens when someone gets a prepaid card without checking out the fees first.
Don't pay someone to help you with immigration unless they are authorized by the U.S. government.
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Consumer Sentinel is a nationwide system for law enforcement to track consumer complaints.
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Check your monthly statements for unexpected charges. This will help you avoid paying for things you didn't buy.
Recognize and report scammers who falsely promise help with immigration.
An unexpected visitor arrives at the office.
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Talk to your kids about staying safe online.
Can you spot spam scams?
Identify ads and understand their messages
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Kids can stop cyberbullies by standing up for themselves or someone else.
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Get legitimate help in completing immigration forms.
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Learn the techniques advertisers use to relate to audiences.
Tips for getting immigration help.
Scammers can rob you of money — and your chance to immigrate.
Stop wireless hackers by answering these wireless security questions.
Use Admongo in the classroom to teach kids about advertising.
Medical discount plans are not health insurance. In fact, many of these plans are scams.
Use these computer security tips to help protect your computer and your personal information.
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Understand who the advertiser is and why they want you to take a specific action.
Young people learn to identify ads and their messages
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Young people identify the messages within ads.
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Young people learn the meaning behind ads.
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Enter the world of Admongo to get "aducated" about ads and their messages.
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Put your online auction know-how to the test.
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Evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.
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