Tag: scam

It’s your lucky day! You just won a foreign lottery! The letter says so. And the cashier’s check to cover the taxes and fees is included. All you have to do to get your winnings is deposit the check and wire the money to the sender to pay the...

Hurricane Sandy devastated lives, homes and personal property, including cars and trucks. Once owners of damaged vehicles settle up with their insurance companies, those cars and trucks   sometimes are refurbished and resold.

The corrosive...

According to the Consumer Services Protection Commission’s website, it’s a “National consumer protection agency and works For the Consumer to help avoid fraud, deception, and/or unfair business practices in the financial assistance marketplace.”...

When you book a hotel room online, you expect that the rate you see is the rate you’ll pay, right?

To help make sure that’s the case, the FTC is sending warning letters to 22 online hotel reservation sites that may be violating the law by...

It’s tough enough to find a job or start your own business, even without scammers trying to take advantage. Today the FTC announced a major federal and state crackdown on scams that target people looking for jobs, extra income, or the chance to...

The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on a massive international scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer users into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then paying the scammers hundreds of dollars to “fix” the...

Scammers sometimes impersonate government officials  to get you to send them money. They often claim you’ve won a lottery or sweepstakes — but to get your prize, you must pay “taxes,” “fees,” or “insurance.” No federal government agency or...

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. Before you send any money, ask the person a question that only your actual friend...

If you’re thinking about giving to a charity, do your research to avoid fraudsters who try to take advantage of your generosity. High-pressure tactics and requests to send cash or wire money are sure signs of a scam. Find additional tips to help...

Wiring money is just like sending cash — once it’s gone, you can't get it back. So don’t wire money to a stranger, or to someone you haven’t met in person — no matter what the reason.

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