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Investment scams lure you in with promises of teaching you how to make a lot of money quickly, easily, and with low risk — usually by investing in the financial or real estate markets. Sometimes starting with a free seminar, the scammers later...

If you’ve ever thought about starting an online business, being your own boss, or earning a living from investing, you’re not alone. But many people looking for a different way to earn money are finding scams disguised as legitimate business offers...

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.

In one version of the scam, you get a call and a recorded message that...

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.

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