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May 6, 2021
Article
Offers of free money from government grants are scams. Here’s how to avoid a government grant scam, and how to report it.
May 5, 2021
Article
Scammers pretend to be you gas, electric or water company to get you to pay them money. Learn to spot the scam.
May 5, 2021
Article
Scammers say that you won a prize, the lottery, or a sweepstake to steal your money and personal information.
May 5, 2021
Article
Dishonest advertisers make bogus claims about their weight loss products. Learn to spot and avoid bogus health claims.
May 5, 2021
Article
Scammers pretend to be from the Social Security Administration and the IRS. Or say they work for Medicare. Spot and avoid the scam.
May 5, 2021
Article
If someone insists that you to pay them with gift cards, stop. You’re dealing with a scammer.
May 5, 2021
Article
Avoid donating to a scammer when you give online through crowdfunding sites, social media platforms, and fundraising platforms.
May 5, 2021
Article
Make sure your donations to help members of the police, firefighters, military personnel, and their families are not going to a scammer.
May 5, 2021
Article
Steps you can take before donating to make sure you’re not giving money to a fake charity or a scammer.
May 5, 2021
Article
Protect yourself from fake emergencies scammers make up to get your money.
May 4, 2021
Article
Learn where to go for legitimate immigration help and avoid dealing with a scammer.
May 4, 2021
Article
Scammers pressure you to wire money to them because it’s easy to take your money and disappear.
May 4, 2021
Article
Caregiver websites can help you find jobs. But scammers also use them to find people to rip off.
May 3, 2021
Article
What to consider when shopping for a competent and reliable contractor for your project.
May 3, 2021
Article
Offers steps for finding a reputable company, avoiding high-pressure sales and scams, and how to cancel a deal.
April 21, 2021
Article
Know what makes cryptocurrency different from cash and other payment methods, spot crypto scams or detect compromised cryptocurrency accounts.
April 20, 2021
Blog Post
Scammers are doubling down on their efforts to scam people out of their money and personal information. That’s why the FTC and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) are teaming up to remind you: No matter what anyone tells you, you can’t buy COVID-19 vaccines online and there’s no out-of-pocket cost to get the shots. Here are some ways to avoid a vaccine-related scam.
April 13, 2021
Blog Post
When it comes to scammers, nothing is sacred — including the bond between grandparent and grandchild. Lately, grandparent scammers have gotten bolder: they might even come to your door to collect money, supposedly for your grandchild in distress.

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