Why did I get an email from an Honors Society?
There are a few potential reasons why you may have received an email from an Honors Society. It’s possible that the organization identified you as a high-achieving student based on your academic record or other achievements, and they want to recognize your accomplishments by inviting you to join the society. Alternatively, the email may have […]
Did your favorite Shark Tank celebrity really endorse THAT? Probably not
Before you spend money on that “Shark-approved” miracle invention, weight loss product, or keto diet pill, are you sure it’s really been through the Tank? Really sure? Scammers are using fake Shark Tank celebrity testimonials and endorsements — complete with doctored photos and videos — to generate buzz and profits. Before you click and […]
FTC to voice service provider: give the robocalls a rest
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Will the FTC call or write you? Will they demand money?
Scammers trying to rip you off will often impersonate organizations or government agencies you know. Some even pretend to be from the Federal Trade Commission. But how can you know if it’s the FTC or if it’s a scammer impersonating the FTC? Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Will the FTC call or write […]
Have I told you lately that I love you — and how to avoid scams?
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve already sent a card to your grandmother, grandfather, or the older adult in your life. But if you haven’t told them lately that you love them, pick up the phone and call, too. While you’re catching up, remind them that you’ll never pressure them to wire you money […]
Over $115 million goes to MoneyGram users who paid scammers
Most of the time, if you send money to a scammer with a wire transfer, you don’t get money back. But if you paid a scammer through MoneyGram and filed a refund claim with Gilardi & Co., watch your mailbox. Refund checks worth over $115 million are on the way to almost 39,000 people […]
Donating to help after earthquakes in Turkey and Syria?
The devastation in Turkey and Syria following massive earthquakes is inspiring people to help and donate. And it’s prompting scammers — like they do after every disaster — to take advantage of your generosity. Find out how to make sure your money helps people in need. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Donating to […]
Servicemembers: DFAS is not calling you about your pay
Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Servicemembers: DFAS is not calling you about your pay
Did your dating app match just ask you for money?
Image <img src=”https://consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/styl” /> Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Did your dating app match just ask you for money?