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 […]

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers The basics on how to protect your personal information and your money

En Español https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/esp/cnsum17/scams.html

The FDIC often hears from bank customers who believe they may be the victims of financial fraud or theft, and our staff members provide information on where and how to report suspicious activity. To help […]

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 […]

From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

Our Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams September 15, 2016 This month, BBB’s Scam Alerts turn five years old. What have we learned over the past half decade? A lot, it turns out. To celebrate the anniversary, we are sharing our top five tips for spotting a scam.

Scam Alert’s Top Five Tips:

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FTC: Scammer Seeks Assistant

Scammer seeks assistant

Blog post by the FTC

Online scammers are recruiting. They’re looking for people to help them transfer money and stolen goods. Of course, they don’t come right out and say that’s what they want. Instead, they claim to offer work at home jobs or pretend to be your romantic partner and ask […]

Staying in a Hotel Soon? Scam Information from the FTC

Staying in a Hotel Soon? Scam Information from the FTC

Booking a hotel stay for a summer vacation? Before you check in, check out how scammers try to take advantage of travelers.

The late night call from the front desk

You think you’re getting a late-night call from the front desk telling you there’s a […]

USA.gov Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

For the majority of Americans who plan to take a vacation, attend a concert, or work on their home or garden this summer, this season comes with its own unique consumer challenges. Here are the top five scams and frauds to be alert for this […]

Make Sure Your Donations Count! FTC Warns About Scams to Help Victims Including Washington State Mudslide Victims

Helping victims of the Washington State mudslide — Make sure your donations count When disaster strikes, you can be sure that scam artists will be close behind. The latest example is the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, and Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General, urge […]

5 Tax-Season Scams

5 Tax-Season Scams

The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

As the April 15 tax deadline draws near, swindlers are thinking of the best ways to defraud you of your hard-earned cash. Be vigilant and don’t fall for any tax-season scams. Here are five common ones:

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Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers

Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

When buying online, you are likely to come across at least one online scam, if not more. They come in all forms, pop-up windows, offers directly to your email inbox […]