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How to protect your personal information from identity thieves.
Report scams to the FTC online or by phone.
Tips for dealing with robocalls.
Reduce telemarketing calls by registering your phone number for free at DoNotCall.gov.
You can get a truly free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.
Understand your rights when dealing with debt collectors.
Take a these steps to regain control after identity theft.
This video describes how consumers can evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.
Help limit damage from identity theft with a few quick actions.
If an ad claims a work-at-home business can make you rich quick, you’re probably looking at a scam
Be aware of the warning signs and hang up on phone fraud.
Many everyday activities allow businesses access to information about you.
Don't pay for the promise for a job. Learn how to avoid job scams.
What you can to avoid, detect and get rid of viruses and spyware.
Read the fine print — or free trials can wind up costing you.
Want to lose weight? Don't believe ads promising quick and easy weight loss without any diet or exercise.
Don't wire money to someone you don't know.
If you need cash fast, you may have options besides expensive payday loans.
If a telemarketer asks for money or account information to collect a "prize," hang up. It's a scam.
Don't be fooled — or robbed — by dishonest promises to save your home from foreclosure.
Illegal robocalls are the rise and the FTC is working to solve the problem.
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.
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.
If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales message — hang up
There is an unexpected visitor at someone's home.
AnnualCreditReport.com is the only authorized source to get your free credit report under federal law.
If you want to know how bright a light bulb is, look at its lumens.
This video shows what happens when someone makes just the minimum payment on a credit card balance.
Clues that someone may have stolen your identity.
Steps you can take to safeguard your child's personal information against identity theft.
Business “opportunities” often don't live up to the hype. Take your time and ask questions before you consider an investment.
Con artists sometimes impersonate government officials to trick you into sending money.
Practical tips to increase your gas mileage.
This video shows what happens when someone gets a payday loan but can’t pay it back right away.
Steps to take right away if your identity has been stolen.
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?
Learn the signs of a business opportunity scam.
If you have to pay a fee in advance for a guaranteed loan or credit card — you’re dealing with a rip-off.
Don't believe ads that claim you can start an online business without much work or money.
Knowing the rules of the U.S. Diversity Lottery can help you avoid a scam.
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.
Identify and avoid job and business opportunity scams.
Know your rights when employers check your background.
A counterfeit check can take weeks to discover — and cost you a bundle.
Scammers may pretend to represent charities to take advantage of your generosity.
An online love interest who lures you from a dating site and asks for money is probably a scam artist.
Answer questions about health products and information online.
Tips to help you save energy — and money — in your home.
Scammers may pretend to be your relatives or friends, urging you to wire money immediately to help them with an emergency.
Learn to tell the difference between a legitimate travel deal and a travel trick.
Learn how to identify scams promising treatments for cancer.
Internet hoaxes spread when we share first and ask questions later.
FTC attorney Kati Daffan shares five strategies for fighting illegal robocalls in this video produced by the GSA.
Here are some tips to make sure your charity contributions are put to good use.
Wiring money is like sending cash — once it’s gone, you can't get it back.
Young people learn the key concepts of advertising, competition and other consumer topics in a virtual mall setting.
This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity.
Before you research travel offers, prepare yourself. Read these trip tips.
If a company asks you to pay them for a guaranteed job placement, you're likely dealing with a scam.
Recognize and report scammers who falsely promise help with immigration.
There is an unexpected visitor at a store.
Having trouble paying your mortgage? Learn how to avoid foreclosure rescue scams and get real help.
This video shows what happens when someone gets a prepaid card without checking out the fees first.
This video shows some common money wiring scams, and what happens to some people who meet the scams.
Look out for fees hidden in "free" trial offers.
Use these computer security tips to help protect your computer and your personal information.
Protect your computer from spyware and viruses that can cause it to run slowly or give fraudsters access to your personal information.
An expert explains the inner workings of business opportunity telemarketing scams.
Check your monthly statements for unexpected charges. This will help you avoid paying for things you didn't buy.
Don't pay someone to help you with immigration unless they are authorized by the U.S. government.
Looking for a great product at a great price? These tips can help.
Notarios are not authorized by the U.S. to help with immigration.
When shopping for light bulbs, look at lumens instead of watts. The more lumens, the brighter the light.
Talk to your kids about staying safe online.
If you use public Wi-Fi networks, take these steps to protect your personal information.
Can you spot spam scams?
Your identity's been stolen! Luckily, this time you just need to correctly answer some questions on protecting your identity to get it back.
Tips for getting immigration help.
Consumer Sentinel is a nationwide system for law enforcement to track consumer complaints.
Identify ads and understand their messages
Test your online shopping smarts and learn if you can spot a risky offer
Get legitimate help in completing immigration forms.
Questions to ask before wiring money to friends or family in another country.
Learn how to protect yourself and your personal information online.
Medical discount plans are not health insurance. In fact, many of these plans are scams.
Protect the wireless network in your home.
Kids can stop cyberbullies by standing up for themselves or someone else.
Be sure the information on your immigration form is accurate before you sign.
Scammers can rob you of money — and your chance to immigrate.
An unexpected visitor arrives at the office.
Understand who the advertiser is and why they want you to take a specific action.
Learn the techniques advertisers use to relate to audiences.
Young people identify the messages within ads.
Use Admongo in the classroom to teach kids about advertising.
Young people learn to identify ads and their messages
Stop wireless hackers by answering these wireless security questions.
The things kids post online could have an impact on people in the real world.
Evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.
Helps kids learn why and how to stay safe online.
Young people learn the meaning behind ads.
Teaches kids how to protect themselves online with privacy settings and good online practices.
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.
Enter the world of Admongo to get "aducated" about ads and their messages.
Test your peer-to-peer file-sharing smarts
Test your savvy when it comes to making friends online.
Put your online auction know-how to the test.
Get a glimpse of your future as your investing intelligence is put to the test.
This video describes the FTC Robocall Challenge and introduces one of the winners.
Promote the We Don’t Serve Teens message by asking your local radio station to run this 30 second public service announcement.
Promote the We Don’t Serve Teens message by asking your local radio station to run this 15 second public service announcement.
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