Archives for November, 2022

No, that’s not the IRS texting about a tax refund or rebate. It’s a scam.

IRS impersonators have been around for a while. But as more people get to know their tricks, they’re switching it up. So instead of contacting you about a tax debt and making threats to get you to pay up, scammers may send you a text about a “tax rebate” or some other tax refund […]

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Want to get rid of your timeshare? Read this before you hire someone to help

Timeshare exit companies advertise a lot. Many “guarantee” they can get you out of your timeshare contract, but sometimes these companies are simply a scam. In a case announced today, the FTC said a company called Consumer Protection Law (one of its many names) didn’t deliver on all its promises. Read on to learn […]

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The FBI won’t ask you for money — that’s a scam

Unwanted calls are annoying — but when a caller says they’re an FBI agent collecting on a legal judgment entered against you, it’s also scary. No matter how urgent and serious the call sounds, neither the judgment nor the agent are real. Like other impersonation scams, FBI imposters are after your money and personal […]

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Cannon Bush: Fall 2022 John Young "Pursue Your Passion" Scholarship Recipient

Hello, my name is Cannon Bush, and I am currently attending classes at the University of Utah. I am working on my degree in English, and I am very excited to go to law school after I graduate. My school will be doing in-person classes next semester, and I am very happy about that! […]

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Business opportunities and trainings that claim you’ll make big money are often scams

Dreaming about making extra cash with an online business or by trading cryptocurrency? Are you ready to ditch the 9 to 5 life to be your own boss? You might see business opportunities and training programs marketed to (supposedly) help make that happen. But big promises of big money are one sign that you’ve […]

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Worried about crypto exchange losses? Don’t pay money for “help” recovering money

Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Worried about crypto exchange losses? Don’t pay money for “help” recovering money

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Imposter scams targeting veterans and servicemembers

As we continue to honor and celebrate veterans, scammers increase efforts around holidays — like Veteran’s Day — to try to take advantage. Right now, a banking scam is tricking veterans (and current servicemembers) into sharing sensitive personal or financial information. Find out how. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Imposter scams targeting veterans […]

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How to steer clear of a flood-damaged car

Image <img src=”https://consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/fi” /> Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed How to steer clear of a flood-damaged car

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Honoring American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and the FTC joins the country in honoring the cultures and many contributions of indigenous peoples across America. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Respect, Culture, and Education,” which reminds us of the importance of sharing information to support both communities and the people in them. […]

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FTC squashes company claims that dietary supplements treat or prevent COVID-19

Image <img src=”https://consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/styles/scaled” /> Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed FTC squashes company claims that dietary supplements treat or prevent COVID-19

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