Archives for May, 2017

Honor and remember

Whether stationed stateside or deployed to another part of the world, our military personnel make sacrifices during their service. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Honor and remember

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Student loan scam gets an F from the FTC

The costs of student loans and fees can be overwhelming. You might see online ads that promise to help lower your payments or get your loans forgiven. But be wary of companies that make those promises, and never pay an upfront fee. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Student loan scam gets an F from the […]

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How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?

If you’ve been affected by a data breach, or otherwise had your information hacked or stolen, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What happens when my stolen information is made public?” At the FTC’s Identity Theft workshop this morning, our Office of Technology staff reported on research they did to find out. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed […]

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I’d like a scam-free vacation

Summer is around the corner, and I’m dreaming about my next vacation! There are so many places to visit, and a lot of travel deals to consider. My budget and time are limited, so I have to choose carefully. I simply can’t afford losing out to a travel scam. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed I’d […]

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Scam calls to immigrants

When you tell us about a scam, it helps us investigate scammers. But it also helps us warn other people about the scam – so they can avoid it. Our partners at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told us about a new twist on a common phone scam: scammers are calling immigrants in the […]

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New Medicare cards are on the way

Changes are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number. And it will all happen automatically – you won’t have to pay anyone or give anyone information, no matter what someone might tell you. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed New […]

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New dietary supplement website launched

Ever wonder if your dietary supplements are truly safe, effective and risk-free? If you are a member of the military, this question can be particularly important. Servicemembers often are targeted by companies selling supplements: to help members of the military lose weight, enhance workouts, or be in top shape for battle. If you’re considering using […]

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Fake emails could cost you thousands

Think you got an email from a business you know? Scammers sometimes use emails that look legit to trick you into sending money to them. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Fake emails could cost you thousands

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Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

You’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack affecting organizations’ computer systems around the world. It seems to affect server software on organizations’ networked computers. But ransomware can attack anybody’s computer, so now is a good time to update your own operating system and other software. And then keep them up-to-date. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed […]

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Phony telephone number scam targets veterans

There’s a new scam out there, preying on veterans who are making decisions about their medical care. The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program allows certain eligible vets to use approved health care providers who are outside of the VA system. Veterans or families […]

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