Video and Media

3:03

Pass It On (video)

This video shows how easy it is to start a conversation about scams and how to protect yourself from them.

Weight Loss Challenge (game)

Learn how to tell fact from fiction when it comes to weight loss products.

1:06

Immigration (video)

This video shows how someone gets into trouble with an immigration consultant – and then out of trouble again.

1:13

Budgets (video)

This video shows how keeping a budget helps someone pay all his bills.

1:31

Bank Accounts (video)

This video shows how someone compares the costs when choosing a place open savings and checking accounts.

1:02

National Consumer Protection Week (video)

NCPW.gov is the one site on the web with free consumer information from federal agencies, state governments, consumer organizations and local consumer protection authorities.

:30

We Don’t Serve Teens Radio PSA: 30 second spot (audio)

Promote the We Don’t Serve Teens message by asking your local radio station to run this 30 second public service announcement.

:15

We Don’t Serve Teens Radio PSA: 15 second spot (audio)

Promote the We Don’t Serve Teens message by asking your local radio station to run this 15 second public service announcement.

2:17

The FTC Robocall Challenge (video)

This video describes the FTC Robocall Challenge and introduces one of the winners.

Gear Up for a Great Trip! (game)

Before you research travel offers, prepare yourself. Read these trip tips.

1:30

Money Wiring Scams (video)

This video shows some common money wiring scams, and what happens to some people who meet the scams.

1:10

Credit Scores (video)

This video shows what happens when one person gets a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com and someone else gets a “free” credit score from a TV ad.

1:16

Payday Lending (video)

This video shows what happens when someone gets a payday loan but can’t pay it back right away.

2:56

Robocall Challenge: Consumer Tips & Tricks (video)

FTC attorney Kati Daffan shares five strategies for fighting illegal robocalls in this video produced by the GSA.

4:56

Helping Victims of Identity Theft (video)

This video explains how ID theft can affect clients of legal services attorneys, social workers, and other advocates, and how to use Taking Charge and the Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims to resolve problems.

3:28

Online Shopping Tips (video)

Looking for a great product at a great price? These tips can help.

3:32

Computer Security (video)

Use these computer security tips to help protect your computer and your personal information.

3:11

Public Wi-Fi Networks (video)

If you use public Wi-Fi networks, take these steps to protect your personal information.

1:00

Are Online Reviews Always True? (audio)

Evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.

1:15

Online Reviews and Recommendations (video)

This video describes how consumers can evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.

1:39

Paying Your Car Loan (video)

Here’s why you don’t want to pay fees to a business that promises to lower your monthly car payment or  help stop a repossession.

Tags: car, loan, payment
1:20

Prepaid Cards (video)

This video shows what happens when someone gets a prepaid card without checking out the fees first.

Tags: credit
1:19

Minimum Payments on Credit Cards (video)

This video shows what happens when someone makes just the minimum payment on a credit card balance.

1:17

Why Care About Identity Theft? (video)

This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity. 

1:00

Payday Loans (audio)

If you need cash fast, you may have options besides expensive payday loans.

Tags: loan
1:00

Signs of Identity Theft (audio)

Clues that someone may have stolen your identity.

1:00

Government Imposter Scams (audio)

Con artists sometimes impersonate government officials to trick you into sending money.

1:00

Family Emergency Scams (audio)

Scammers may pretend to be your relatives or friends, urging you to wire money immediately to help them with an emergency.

1:00

Charity Scams (audio)

Scammers may pretend to represent charities to take advantage of your generosity.

1:00

Starting an Internet Business (audio)

Don't believe ads that claim you can start an online business without much work or money.

1:00

Donating to Charity? (audio)

Here are some tips to make sure your charity contributions are put to good use.

Tags: charity, phone
1:00

Wiring Money (audio)

Wiring money is like sending cash — once it’s gone, you can't get it back.

1:00

Travel Tips (audio)

Learn to tell the difference between a legitimate travel deal and a travel trick.

1:00

Sending Money Abroad (audio)

Questions to ask before wiring money to friends or family in another country.

1:00

Hang Up on Robocalls (audio)

If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales message — hang up

Tags: robocall
1:00

Reading Your Bills Is Worth Your Time (audio)

Check your monthly statements for unexpected charges. This will help you avoid paying for things you didn't buy.

1:00

Online Dating Scams (audio)

An online love interest who lures you from a dating site and asks for money is probably a scam artist.

1:00

Learn About Lumens (audio)

When shopping for light bulbs, look at lumens instead of watts. The more lumens, the brighter the light.

1:00

Looking for a Job? (audio)

If a company asks you to pay them for a guaranteed job placement, you're likely dealing with a scam.

1:00

If You're a Victim of Identity Theft (audio)

Steps to take right away if your identity has been stolen.

1:00

Work at Home Scams (audio)

If an ad claims a work-at-home business can make you rich quick, you’re probably looking at a scam

1:00

Business Opportunities: Ask Some Questions (audio)

Business “opportunities” often don't live up to the hype. Take your time and ask questions before you consider an investment.

1:00

Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home (audio)

Tips to help you save energy — and money — in your home.

1:00

Free Trial Offers (audio)

Look out for fees hidden in "free" trial offers.

1:00

Foreclosure Rescue Scams (audio)

Having trouble paying your mortgage? Learn how to avoid foreclosure rescue scams and get real help.

1:00

5 Ways to Save Money on Gas (audio)

Practical tips to increase your gas mileage.

1:00

Viral Emails: Fact or Fiction? (audio)

Internet hoaxes spread when we share first and ask questions later.

1:00

Sign Up for the Do Not Call Registry (audio)

Reduce telemarketing calls by registering your phone number for free at DoNotCall.gov.

1:00

Diet Ads and Weight-loss Products (audio)

Want to lose weight? Don't believe ads promising quick and easy weight loss without any diet or exercise.

1:00

Protecting Your Child's Personal Information (audio)

Steps you can take to safeguard your child's personal information against identity theft.

1:00

Fake Checks Can Cost You (audio)

A counterfeit check can take weeks to discover — and cost you a bundle.

1:00

Advance-Fee Loans (audio)

If you have to pay a fee in advance for a guaranteed loan or credit card — you’re dealing with a rip-off.

1:48

Your Source for a Truly Free Credit Report? AnnualCreditReport.com (video)

Your credit report affects your ability to get a loan or job, and could help you avoid identity theft.  You can get a truly free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.

1:00

Your Source for a Truly Free Credit Report? AnnualCreditReport.com (audio)

You can get a truly free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.

3:47

Protect Your Computer from Malware (video)

What you can to avoid, detect and get rid of viruses and spyware.

3:44

Diversity Visa Lottery Scam (video)

Knowing the rules of the U.S. Diversity Lottery can help you avoid a scam.

3:27

Scams Against Immigrants: Paying for (No) Help (audio)

Don't pay someone to help you with immigration unless they are authorized by the U.S. government.

0:29

Scams Against Immigrants: Ads and Promises (audio)

Scammers can rob you of money — and your chance to immigrate.

3:18

Admongo: What's the Message? (video)

Young people identify the messages within ads.

3:07

Hang Up on Phone Fraud (video)

Be aware of the warning signs and hang up on phone fraud.

3:07

Hang Up on Fraudulent Telemarketing (video)

If a telemarketer asks for money or account information to collect a "prize," hang up. It's a scam.

2:42

Operation Empty Promises: Job and Business Opportunity Scams (video)

Identify and avoid job and business opportunity scams.

1:20

Fraud: An Inside Look (short version) (video)

Learn the signs of a business opportunity scam.

9:59

Fraud: An Inside Look (video)

An expert explains the inner workings of business opportunity telemarketing scams.

1:54

Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam (video)

Learn how to identify scams promising treatments for cancer.

2:18

The Truth About Medical Discount Plans (video)

Medical discount plans are not health insurance. In fact, many of these plans are scams.

0:49

AnnualCreditReport.com - Irish Jingle (video)

AnnualCreditReport.com is the only authorized source to get your free credit report under federal law.

0:44

AnnualCreditReport.com - Rock Jingle (video)

AnnualCreditReport.com is the only authorized source to get your free credit report under federal law.

1:32

What To Do If You Get a Robocall (video)

Tips for dealing with robocalls.

2:14

Robocalls Gone Wrong (video)

Illegal robocalls are the rise and the FTC is working to solve the problem.

4:41

Employee Background Checks (video)

Know your rights when employers check your background.

1:02

Identity Theft: Rapid Response Tips (video)

Help limit damage from identity theft with a few quick actions.

1:33

How to File a Complaint (video)

Report scams to the FTC online or by phone.

3:55

Scams Against Immigrants (video)

Recognize and report scammers who falsely promise help with immigration.

2:54

Job Scams (video)

Don't pay for the promise for a job. Learn how to avoid job scams.

Tags: jobs, scam
2:55

Free Trials Can Cost You (video)

Read the fine print — or free trials can wind up costing you.

1:00

Shopping for Light Bulbs (video)

If you want to know how bright a light bulb is, look at its lumens.

1:25

What is Identity Theft? (video)

How to protect your personal information from identity thieves.

1:40

Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life (video)

Many everyday activities allow businesses access to information about you.

3:32

Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams (video)

Don't be fooled — or robbed — by dishonest promises to save your home from foreclosure.

2:13

Dealing with Debt Collectors (video)

Understand your rights when dealing with debt collectors.

3:53

Wireless Security (video)

Protect the wireless network in your home. 

5:09

Consumer Sentinel: A Resource for Law Enforcement (video)

Consumer Sentinel is a nationwide system for law enforcement to track consumer complaints.

Tags: complaint
1:01

Phishy Store (video)

There is an unexpected visitor at a store.

1:01

Phishy Office (video)

An unexpected visitor arrives at the office.

4:53

Money Transfer Scams (video)

Don't wire money to someone you don't know.

Tags: complaint
1:01

Phishy Home (video)

There is an unexpected visitor at someone's home.

3:50

Operation Bottom Dollar: Job Scams (video)

Don't pay for the promise for a job. Learn how to avoid job scams.

1:31

Net Cetera: Stand Up to Cyberbullying (video)

Kids can stop cyberbullies by standing up for themselves or someone else.

1:01

Net Cetera: Share with Care (video)

The things kids post online could have an impact on people in the real world.

3:20

Admongo: Who's Responsible? (video)

Understand who the advertiser is and why they want you to take a specific action.

1:45

Admongo: Introduction for Teachers (video)

Use Admongo in the classroom to teach kids about advertising.

1:08

Net Cetera: Protection Connection (video)

Teaches kids how to protect themselves online with privacy settings and good online practices.

1:00

Net Cetera: Heads Up (video)

Helps kids learn why and how to stay safe online.

4:22

Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online (video)

Talk to your kids about staying safe online.

You are Here: Consumer Education at the Mall (game)

Young people learn the key concepts of advertising, competition and other consumer topics in a virtual mall setting.

4:55

Admongo: Ad Techniques (video)

Learn the techniques advertisers use to relate to audiences.

0:29

Scams Against Immigrants: Tips for Finding Real Help (audio)

Tips for getting immigration help.

0:30

Scams Against Immigrants: Know What You Sign (audio)

Be sure the information on your immigration form is accurate before you sign.

0:29

Scams Against Immigrants: Notarios Can't Help You (audio)

Notarios are not authorized by the U.S. to help with immigration.

1:07

Welcome to Admongo (video)

Enter the world of Admongo to get "aducated" about ads and their messages.

0:29

Scams Against Immigrants: "Help" with Immigration Forms (audio)

Get legitimate help in completing immigration forms.

1:18

Admongo in Action (video)

Young people learn to identify ads and their messages

Follywood Squares (game)

Answer questions about health products and information online.

Tags: health

Spam Scam Slam (game)

​Can you spot spam scams?

Auction Action (game)

Put your online auction know-how to the test.

Phishing Scams (game)

Phishers are looking to lure you with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. Will you take the bait or live to swim another day?

P2P Threeplay (game)

Test your peer-to-peer file-sharing smarts

Invasion of the Wireless Hackers (game)

Stop wireless hackers by answering these wireless security questions.

Online Lineup (game)

Test your online shopping smarts and learn if you can spot a risky offer

Beware of Spyware (game)

Protect your computer from spyware and viruses that can cause it to run slowly or give fraudsters access to your personal information.

Mission: Laptop Security (game)

You've already lost one laptop, Agent Smith. Your job's on the line if it happens again. Make wise choices this time, and it's mission accomplished.

Friend Finder (game)

Test your savvy when it comes to making friends online.

ID Theft FaceOff (game)

Your identity's been stolen! Luckily, this time you just need to correctly answer some questions on protecting your identity to get it back.

The Case of the Cyber Criminal (game)

Learn how to protect yourself and your personal information online.

Invest Quest (game)

Get a glimpse of your future as your investing intelligence is put to the test.