Tag: fraud

After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, many people are looking for ways to help, like donating to a charity or fund.

Doing some research first will help ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the...

Springtime: For us here at FTC headquarters, it means warm weather, cherry blossoms on the National Mall, and the publication of the agency’s Annual Highlights. Take a look at our highlights for the past year, presented in an interactive format,...

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.

Information about the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is in the news just about every day. If you're considering signing up for one of the plans being offered, chances are you are gathering lots of information about your drugs, your drug...

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

Complaints help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice and put an end to unfair and misleading business practices. If you have a complaint, file it online or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.

A phisher visits a clothing store in hopes of getting a shopper's financial information. To learn more, check out Phishing.

Phishing can happen when you least expect it — even at the office. To learn more, check out Phishing.

A phisher pays an unexpected visit to someone's home. To learn more, check out Phishing.

This sample letter will help you ask credit reporting companies to remove fraudulent errors on your credit report. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the letter.

Remember to include copies of the applicable enclosures...