Video and Media

1:33

How to File a Complaint (video)

Report scams to the FTC online or by phone.

1:25

What is Identity Theft? (video)

How to protect your personal information from identity thieves.

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.

1:32

What To Do If You Get a Robocall (video)

Tips for dealing with robocalls.

1:00

Sign Up for the Do Not Call Registry (audio)

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

2:13

Dealing with Debt Collectors (video)

Understand your rights when dealing with debt collectors.

3:47

Protect Your Computer from Malware (video)

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

1:02

Identity Theft: Rapid Response Tips (video)

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

1:15

Online Reviews and Recommendations (video)

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

1:40

Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life (video)

Many everyday activities allow businesses access to information about you.

3:07

Hang Up on Phone Fraud (video)

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

2:54

Job Scams (video)

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

Tags: jobs, scam
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

4:53

Money Transfer Scams (video)

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

Tags: complaint
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.

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.

4:41

Employee Background Checks (video)

Know your rights when employers check your background.

2:55

Free Trials Can Cost You (video)

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

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.

2:14

Robocalls Gone Wrong (video)

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

1:00

Hang Up on Robocalls (audio)

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

Tags: robocall
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
1:00

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

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

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.

3:32

Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams (video)

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

1:16

Payday Lending (video)

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

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.

1:00

Payday Loans (audio)

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

Tags: loan
1:01

Phishy Home (video)

There is an unexpected visitor at someone's home.

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?

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.

1:00

Government Imposter Scams (audio)

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

0:49

AnnualCreditReport.com - Irish Jingle (video)

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

1:00

Signs of Identity Theft (audio)

Clues that someone may have stolen your identity.

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.

1:30

Money Wiring Scams (video)

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

1:00

Protecting Your Child's Personal Information (audio)

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

0:44

AnnualCreditReport.com - Rock Jingle (video)

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

1:00

5 Ways to Save Money on Gas (audio)

Practical tips to increase your gas mileage.

1:00

Shopping for Light Bulbs (video)

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

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.

1:00

Starting an Internet Business (audio)

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

3:44

Diversity Visa Lottery Scam (video)

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

1:20

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

Learn the signs of a business opportunity scam.

Gear Up for a Great Trip! (game)

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

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.

1:00

Fake Checks Can Cost You (audio)

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

1:00

Wiring Money (audio)

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

2:42

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

Identify and avoid job and business opportunity scams.

1:54

Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam (video)

Learn how to identify scams promising treatments for cancer.

1:00

Charity Scams (audio)

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

3:32

Computer Security (video)

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

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

Viral Emails: Fact or Fiction? (audio)

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

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

Online Dating Scams (audio)

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

Follywood Squares (game)

Answer questions about health products and information online.

Tags: health
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

Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home (audio)

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

3:28

Online Shopping Tips (video)

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

1:00

Foreclosure Rescue Scams (audio)

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

3:11

Public Wi-Fi Networks (video)

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

1:01

Phishy Store (video)

There is an unexpected visitor at a store.

Spam Scam Slam (game)

​Can you spot spam scams?

3:50

Operation Bottom Dollar: Job Scams (video)

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

3:55

Scams Against Immigrants (video)

Recognize and report scammers who falsely promise help with immigration.

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.

1:20

Prepaid Cards (video)

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

Tags: credit
1:00

Travel Tips (audio)

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

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. 

4:22

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

Talk to your kids about staying safe online.

1:00

Free Trial Offers (audio)

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

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.

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.

9:59

Fraud: An Inside Look (video)

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

0:29

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

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

The Case of the Cyber Criminal (game)

Learn how to protect yourself and your personal information online.

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.

1:00

Learn About Lumens (audio)

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

4:55

Admongo: Ad Techniques (video)

Learn the techniques advertisers use to relate to audiences.

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: "Help" with Immigration Forms (audio)

Get legitimate help in completing immigration forms.

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
0:29

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

Tips for getting immigration help.

Online Lineup (game)

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

Invasion of the Wireless Hackers (game)

Stop wireless hackers by answering these wireless security questions.

2:18

The Truth About Medical Discount Plans (video)

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

Weight Loss Challenge (game)

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

1:01

Phishy Office (video)

An unexpected visitor arrives at the office.

3:53

Wireless Security (video)

Protect the wireless network in your home. 

1:00

Sending Money Abroad (audio)

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

1:31

Net Cetera: Stand Up to Cyberbullying (video)

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

0:30

Scams Against Immigrants: Know What You Sign (audio)

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

1:00

Are Online Reviews Always True? (audio)

Evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.

0:29

Scams Against Immigrants: Ads and Promises (audio)

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

1:45

Admongo: Introduction for Teachers (video)

Use Admongo in the classroom to teach kids about advertising.

1:01

Net Cetera: Share with Care (video)

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

2:17

The FTC Robocall Challenge (video)

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

3:20

Admongo: Who's Responsible? (video)

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

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.

3:18

Admongo: What's the Message? (video)

Young people identify the messages within ads.

1:00

Net Cetera: Heads Up (video)

Helps kids learn why and how to stay safe online.

1:18

Admongo in Action (video)

Young people learn to identify ads and their messages

1:08

Net Cetera: Protection Connection (video)

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

P2P Threeplay (game)

Test your peer-to-peer file-sharing smarts

Friend Finder (game)

Test your savvy when it comes to making friends online.

Invest Quest (game)

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

Auction Action (game)

Put your online auction know-how to the test.

1:07

Welcome to Admongo (video)

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

1:31

Bank Accounts (video)

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

1:13

Budgets (video)

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

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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.

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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.

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.

1:06

Immigration (video)

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