FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back

FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back Company paid $586 million to settle charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January […]

FTC:The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

FTC: The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do SHARE THIS PAGE Facebook Twitter Linked-In From the Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, […]

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month marks an opportunity for you to help your community.

Help spread the word about reporting fraud, talking about scams, and the resources available to everyone to help stop it.

For tools and tips in Spanish, visit:

CA Department of Business Oversight’s […]

The Military Consumer Toolkit for Personal Financial Managers and other counselors

The Military Consumer Toolkit for Personal Financial Managers and other counselors

Military life comes with transitions. Each relocation, promotion, and change in duty status brings the need to make money-related decisions. Servicemembers’ financial decisions can have long-term effects on their family life, mission readiness, and security clearance.

Working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and […]

FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if someone you know becomes a victim, during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 30 through February 3.

What is tax identity theft? It happens when someone uses […]

Scam Alerts from the FTC – News Scams in 2017 and List of 2016 Scams

Scam Alerts from the FTC

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that […]

FTC: Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017

FTC: Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is around the corner! The annual event – March 5-11, 2017 – is a time to help people understand their consumer rights, make well-informed decisions about money, and spot scams.

Thinking about hosting an event? Our new feature page has […]

FTC Military Consumer Toolkit

For military folks, financial decisions can have long-term effects on family life, security clearance, and mission readiness. In fact, the Department of Defense (DoD) has said that financial readiness is a critical part of the force’s mission readiness. It makes sense: when you know how to manage your money – and how to spot a […]

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam According to the FTC, Brookstone Law and Advantis Law firms convinced homeowners to make an upfront payment to join a mortgage lawsuit against banks and lenders, supposedly to help them avoid foreclosure, get rid of their mortgages, or get money from their lenders.

FTC investigators […]

FTC Acts to Stop Telemarketing Fraud Targeting Seniors

FTC Acts to Stop Telemarketing Fraud Targeting Seniors

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Arizona has temporarily shut down a fraudulent telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked more than $9 million from thousands of consumers across the nation, many of whom are elderly and live on a fixed income, including military […]