Scams against older adults: reporting to Congress

By Lois Greisman Federal Trade Commission, Elder Justice Coordinator You might have read media stories about older people losing lots of money to scams. It does...

Scams: How to donate wisely after a disaster

By Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist Federal Trade Commission Natural disasters and weather emergencies are in the news. Whether it’s the devastating wildfires along the West Coast,...

Giving wisely in the wake of disasters

By Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist Federal Trade Commission Disasters and weather emergencies are in the news. Whether it’s the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala or...

Scams: Nicotine is not a kids’ food

By Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist Federal Trade Commission Over the past several years, sales of electronic cigarettes have grown rapidly, especially among youth. They currently are...

Scams

By Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education Federal Trade Commission Identity theft is hard enough. That’s why we keep working to make recovering from it...

Don’t Be Scammed: New tax scheme

They’re at it again... tax scammers scheming new ways to steal personal information and money. In the first scenario, identity thieves file a fake tax return and have the refund deposited into your bank account. The thieves then contact you, often by phone, and — posing as the IRS or debt collectors for the IRS — demand you return the money to the IRS. But following the thieves’ instructions actually sends the money to them.

Don’t be scammed

This winter’s heavy rains have left many asphalt roads and driveways crumbling or covered with potholes. That’s made the state fertile ground for a...

Voter scam: Response to complaints from voters

County elections officials and the California Secretary of State’s office have received more than 100 complaints from voters who have received letters from a...

Don’t be scammed

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued a consumer alert warning California businesses to be aware of phishing scams that target the workplace and...

Don’t be scammed: Tax time …

It’s tax time, and the “IRS Tax Scam” is out and about. Actually, this scam operates all year long, and it involves you receiving...
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