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If you receive a call or message asking for a donation to a charity, ask lots of questions before you give any money. Avoid giving cash and don't wire money — use a credit card or write a check directly to the charity. Find additional tips to...

Stop unwanted sales calls by registering your home phone number at DoNotCall.gov, or by calling 1-888-382-1222. Registering is free, and your number will stay on the Do Not Call Registry forever.

Each year, telemarketing scammers target millions of people with offers for credit, "free" prizes and more to get them to wire money or give up their account information. Know the warning signs of phone fraud.

Chances are, you did not win a million dollars in a lottery you don't recall entering. Nor do you have a bevy of "free" prizes waiting for you as a reward for being a valued customer. So, if a telemarketer calls with this kind of news and asks...

Few things can be more annoying than answering the phone while you're in the middle of something — and then being greeted by a recording.

If you receive a robocall trying to sell you something (and you haven’t given the caller your written...

If you have a phone, it probably seems like illegal robocalls are out of control. There are several reasons for the spike in illegal robocalls.

The FTC is continuing aggressive law enforcement and pursuing innovative solutions to the...

When you move into a house or an apartment, you may have to pay for utility services like gas, electricity or water. To get these services, companies often look at your credit history – including your record of paying for utilities at any...

Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency — like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign...

The National Do Not Call Registry gives people a way to stop getting unwanted telemarketing calls at home. Registering your landline or mobile phone number is free.

How the Do Not Call Registry WorksCalls Not Covered by Do Not CallStill...

If you’re considering a request for a donation to a charity, do some research before you give. By finding out as much as you can about the charity, you can avoid fraudsters who try to take advantage of your generosity. Here are tips to help make...

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