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Scam “US Trading Commission” website is not the FTC

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It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we are not flattered at all by a scam website designed to look like a Federal Trade Commission site and steal your money. 
 
The imposter calls itself the US Trading Commission and uses the FTC’s seal and address. It claims it operates a “personal data protection fund” to compensate people whose personal information haImage of scam  "US Trading Commission" websites been exposed on the web. The site says you can “instantly receive” a cash payment by clicking on some links and giving the site your personal data and bank account or electronic wallet information. Of course, if you do that, your money will be gone, you may download malware onto your device, and scammers can misuse your personal information to steal your identity.
 
The site pops up as a YouTube link and has used several different URLs. It promises that payment “is available to residents of all countries of the world.” People as far away as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Latvia have reported the site to the FTC, and several have reported losing money.
 
Here’s what you need to know. The FTC does shut down scams and return money to people who lost it to dishonest or unfair business practices. But we will never ask for money, or for your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number so that you can get a refund. If the FTC needs to get money to you, we usually send a check through the mail. You can learn about our refund programs at FTC.gov/refunds.
 
If you’ve encountered this scam or any other, tell us at ReportFraud.ftc.gov so we can warn others. If you’ve given your personal information to someone you don’t know, you may be at risk for identity theft. Visit identitytheft.gov to learn what to do. And, to learn more about imposter scams of all sorts, visit ftc.gov/imposters.

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I did not kown that scammers, impersonate the government

OH, MY GOD! scanners had gone to far.

These are evil people and our FTC folks are always 1 step ahead of them daily.

That 'federal theft' fraud seems to be a thing these days.

If I see anything suspicious you'll be notified trust me.

These people should be locked up! FTC has been my source for some years! Now this. How can we stop these criminals!

Hi I have been a victim of identiy teft
Someone took out a car on my name I have no clue who it is I tried calling bmw but they won’t give me the contract who signed for it

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