Tag: fraud

Updated (10/20/14) to reflect change in workshop location.What defines “community”? Is it where you live? Your racial or ethnic identity? Your age? Your income? Whether you’ve served in the military? The concept of community can be...

To highlight National Consumer Protection Week, the FTC will host a Twitter chat to answer consumers’ questions about common scams on Tuesday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. EST.The chat will cover scams involving government imposters, text and email,...

As we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, we think of all the wonderful contributions Latinos have made throughout U.S. history. From Civil War Admiral David G. Farragut to union leaders César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, baseball’s...

Springtime: For us here at FTC headquarters, it means warm weather, cherry blossoms on the National Mall, and the publication of the agency’s Annual Highlights. Take a look at our highlights for the past year, presented in an interactive format, and...

Every year, the FTC Chairman highlights the work the agency has done to protect consumers and promote business competition. This year, for the first time, these highlights are online with interactive, multimedia features.Check out this year’s...

March 4-10, 2012, is the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! NCPW is a coordinated campaign to focus attention on the importance of consumer education. To celebrate, federal agencies, state and local governments, and consumer...

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people around the globe every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Many scammers insist that you wire...

Scammers use email, online ads, pop ups, and search results to trick you into sending them money and personal information. One way to outsmart them? Use your email’s spam filter to screen the email you get. Then forward any email that seems...

Three rounds. Three strikes. Make it through this game, and it's clear — you're on to spam scams and not likely to get slammed by the next one.