Tag: fraud

Elder abuse is recognized by experts as a public health crisis that crosses socio-economic borders. Although millions of older Americans are abused, neglected, and exploited every year, an estimated 84 percent of cases go unreported. 


Medical discount plans are different from health insurance, but scam artists often try to blur the lines.

You can order free bookmarks to put in your doctor’s office, neighborhood library, or anywhere!

After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, many people are looking for ways to help, like donating to a charity or fund.

Doing some research first will help ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the...

Springtime: For us here at FTC headquarters, it means warm weather, cherry blossoms on the National Mall, and the publication of the agency’s Annual Highlights. Take a look at our highlights for the past year, presented in an interactive format,...

This video shows what happens when one person gets a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com and someone else gets a “free” credit score from a TV ad.

Information about the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is in the news just about every day. If you're considering signing up for one of the plans being offered, chances are you are gathering lots of information about your drugs, your drug...

This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity.

Complaints help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice and put an end to unfair and misleading business practices. If you have a complaint, file it online or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.

A phisher visits a clothing store in hopes of getting a shopper's financial information. To learn more, check out Phishing.

Phishing can happen when you least expect it — even at the office. To learn more, check out Phishing.