Scam Alert

Scammers impersonate celebrities on social media

Did your favorite celebrity reach out to you on social media? Before you get too excited, are you sure it’s that person? Really sure? We’ve heard reports that scammers, who will try just about anything to separate you from your money, are now posing as celebrities on social media. They’re asking fans to send […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump

With the summer travel season in high gear, the FTC is warning drivers about skimming scams at the pump. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Promoter pitches “secrets” to big bucks on Amazon

Online ads and in-person workshops for Sellers Playbook claim to offer “secrets” to making big money on Amazon. But like a lot of namedroppers, the truth doesn’t live up to the hype. That’s what the FTC and the Minnesota Attorney General allege in a lawsuit they filed. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Pay it forward all year long

Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Pay it forward all year long

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Car dealer deceived consumers & falsified info

Shopping for a car can be exciting. But wading through ads and promotions from car dealers, and deciding how to pay, can make it stressful. What’s more, not all dealers play by the rules.  Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Car dealer deceived consumers & falsified info

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Government imposter scams

You get a text, call, or email from someone who says they’re with the government. They may claim to be a U.S. Marshal, saying you must pay a fine for missing jury duty. Or the IRS, saying that you owe thousands in back taxes. Some might threaten legal action, deportation, or arrest if you […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Warn your friends about tech support scams

Tech support scams, which get people to pay for fake computer help or steal their personal information, are convincing. You might already know the signs of a tech support scam, but do your friends and family? Here’s what they need to know now. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Warn your friends about […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Staying away from nanny and caregiving job scams

Finding a new job can be a challenge. Websites can help you find work, but scammers also use these sites to find people to rip off. Do you look for work on caregiver/nanny job sites? Sometimes scammers will offer a job but say you need to buy supplies or other equipment. They pressure you […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Donate with honor, not to a sham charity

Would you donate to a charity called Help the Vets? What about if you get a robocall that asks you to donate your car to “Veterans of America?” Unfortunately, just because the word “veterans” is in the name, it doesn’t mean that an organization actually helps veterans. Today, the FTC and its state partners […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL

Avoiding tech support scams

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.     Source: FTC Scam Alert […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
DETAIL