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To highlight National Consumer Protection Week, the FTC will host a Twitter chat to answer consumers’ questions about common scams on Tuesday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

The chat will cover scams involving government imposters, text and email, identity theft, working at home, timeshares and fake debt collectors.

Follow @FTC, and use the hashtag: #NCPW2014. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.

The NCPW website has more information for consumers including how to subscribe to updates and the blog, and order free resources.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.


I dont have twiiter.

I Received 2 Checks From A Secret Shopper Company And Figure It Is A Scam. Am I Responsible To Send These Back Since I'm Not Going To Cash Them?

No need to return the checks or contact the scammer in any way. Please report this scam at

Istarted getting calls from a he capital bank loan company informing me that I had been approved for $3,000 I told the guy calling no thank you well this guy called liked every 5 minutes getting frustrated Cruz I was waiting to have surgery this day I told him to take me off call list I could not afford to take a loan well about 6 more calls later he was very upset yelling at me I told them to stop calling or I would contact a lawyer the next morning at 6:00 am I received yet another call same guy informing me there was a warrant out for my arrest and he was taking me to court immediately and the FBI was involved I have this on my voicemail to prove myself I being really confused and scared at this point contacted Ge capital bank to see what was going on they told me they did not know anything and very nicely gave me tips to your website to file a complaint I have this guys number and name he still calls me what do I do....

You can file a complaint about this caller at The best way to get him to stop calling is to hang up the phone, and then don't answer or respond to his calls. You might want to find out from your phone company if you can block incoming calls from certain numbers.

I recently paid a credit card off and reapplied for a new one at their suggestion. I was declined stating it was due to a bankruptcy filed about 10 years ago that was discharged several years ago. Is this a legal policy and/or practice.

773-945-5517 Spam calls for Visa Master card, TTS consulting, they do not answer to no call requests. They may be affiliated with and other names to fool the FTC and they spoof there phone Numbers.
Here are some calls and dates

407 362 1038 Orlando FL. 9:46 3/6/14
315 285 4060 NY 9:44 am
290 901 5878 unknown 9:39 am
535 723 8613 9:24 am
94928613 9:24 am irvine CA. 3/6/
253 444 4405 for judy on auto loan text message 3/6/14 6:01 am
850 725 6685 florida voice mail left 9:18 am 3/6/14
534 723 8613 unknown id
949 2863973 irvine ca 9:22 am 3/6
631 731 1700 NY 9:21 0n 3/6
850 725 6685 Fl 9:17
0000000 unknown 9:11 am
290 901 5878 9:04am
652 696 9683 8:58 am 3/6/14
550 563 2822 8/48 am 3/6
818 292 1919 Los Angeles North 8:48 am
753 5796345 unknown 8:47 am
909 666 4425 8:45 am
888 2255322 8:25 am
753 579 6345 8:23 am
290 901 5878 unknown 8:21 am
909 666 4425 8:15am Pamona
No caller Id unknown 8:14
818 292 1919 N los ángeles 8:08 am
401 648 7436 Providence RI 8:04 am
888 9801520 unknown 7:52 asked for judy, no judy here calls kept coming

Days and days of calls and rude hangups etc. Were is the help from the govt on such in your face law breakers.? I am angry and need help to stop them, blocking is no good and I have a bad heart and wait for doctors calls and my father is in his last days and the phone is needed for emergency matters instead of these calls every 10 min from unwanted calls, these people who deserve to be in jail and G*** R***d.
Please somebody stop them, thousands of people have been complaining about the same company for months on the internet blogs. Where do our taxes go ? no help to be found.

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