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Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one. Four Signs That It’s a Scam What You Can Do to Avoid a Scam Report Scams to the FTC Four Signs That It’s a Scam 1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know...

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...

There are thousands of trials underway as companies race to find effective vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. Many of these research studies are legitimate, but some are not. So, if you’re thinking about volunteering for a COVID-19 trial, it’s...

You get a robocall saying you paid too much on a utility bill. To make up for this mistake, they say, you’ll get a cash refund and a discount on your future bills. All you have to do is press a number to get your money and discount. You say to...

Imposter scams often begin with a call, text message, or email. The scams may vary, but work the same way – a scammer pretends to be someone you trust to convince you to send them money...

Two disturbing phone scams have popped up on the FTC’s radar. Both scams have one thing in common: they want to trick (and scare) you out of money. If you live on Staten Island, pay close attention, since these two scams seem to be targeting...

This video shows you how to report scams, fraud, and bad business practices to the Federal Trade Commission at https://ReportFraud.ftc.gov and why it’s important to do it.

Find out what to do if you paid someone you think is a scammer, gave them some personal information, or if they have access to your phone or computer. If You Paid a Scammer If You Gave a Scammer Your Personal Information If a Scammer Has Access to...

If you don’t usually file a tax return, or didn’t file a return for 2018 or 2019, you might not know you could qualify for an economic impact payment. You might be...

If you saw an email from FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, it wasn’t. From him, that is. Scammers pretending to be him are emailing, though. They’re trying to trick you into turning over personal information, like your birth date and home address,...

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