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Most Recent Scam Alerts

January 25, 2021
Blog Post
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. 
January 15, 2021
Blog Post
Scammers are at it again, pretending to be from a government agency to rip people off. Here’s what you need to know about the latest coronavirus relief fund scam.
January 7, 2021
Article
While details for COVID-19 vaccinations are getting worked out, there’s no doubt scammers will be scheming. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a vaccine-related scam.
December 29, 2020
Blog Post
We just heard from more companies that scammers are using their names to trick people into a car wrap scam. This time, scammers are saying they’re Marlboro or Purell (but they’re not really).
December 15, 2020
Blog Post
“Hello? It’s me — Frosty. Look it’s a long story but without my top hat, I’m melting. Please, I need your help — send money now or I’ll be nothing but a puddle!”
December 14, 2020
Blog Post
The FTC and its law enforcement partners announced actions against several income scams that conned people out of hundreds of millions of dollars by falsely telling them they could make a lot of money. One of those scams was 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle, which touted a “proven business model” and told people they could make thousands of dollars in a couple of weeks if they paid to join the program. FTC economist Devesh Raval matched the addresses of the 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle customers to U.S. Census Bureau data to learn how the scam impacted different communities.
December 14, 2020
Video
Learn about scams disguised as legitimate business offers, coaching programs, and investment opportunities and how to avoid them.
December 14, 2020
Article
Everyone can be targeted by income scams.
December 14, 2020
Article
4 things to do before you accept a business offer
December 14, 2020
Blog Post
When it comes to unwanted calls, there are a few universal truths. First, you can’t trust caller ID. Second, nobody likes a robocall. And third, it’s all about call blocking. If you watch The Mandalorian, here’s where you say, “This is the Way.” (If you don’t watch it, this just means: call blocking…it’s good.)
December 8, 2020
Article
If someone tells you to pay to find a job, that’s a scam. Here are tips to protect you.
December 8, 2020
Blog Post
Reports about the release of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year are promising, but plans for distribution are still being worked out. Here’s what we know right now.
December 7, 2020
Blog Post
On this 2nd day of Consumer Protection, it’s all about online shopping. Because that’s what we can do this year, right? (OK, it’s a lot of what we do any year.)
December 3, 2020
Article
Learn to spot and avoid real estate investment seminar scams, investment coaching scams, and precious metals and coins investment scams.
December 3, 2020
Article
Learn about scams disguised as legitimate business offers, coaching programs, and investment opportunities and how to avoid them.
December 3, 2020
Blog Post
Scammers are calling people and using the names of two companies everyone knows, Apple and Amazon, to rip people off. Here’s what you need to know about these calls.
November 9, 2020
Article
Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one.
November 5, 2020
Blog Post
Scammers follow the headlines. They take advantage of what’s happening in the news to find new ways to get people to part with their money. During the COVID pandemic, cleaning supplies have been in high demand, but often in short supply. Scammers see that as opportunity knocking.

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