Tag: scam

Last week, hackers hit Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurance company. As many as 80 million customers had their account information stolen. The pilfered data includes names, birth dates, medical IDs, Social Security numbers,...

“Hello, we have been trying to reach you. This call is officially a final notice from the IRS, Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you.” That was the message on my...

¿Estás buscando una manera práctica de ayudar a amigos, familiares y a tu comunidad? Tenemos una: alértalos sobre el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos y los impostores del IRS.Ésta es la Semana de Concientización sobre Robo de...

Looking for a practical way to help friends, family, and your community? We’ve got one: warn them about tax identity theft and IRS imposters.This week is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week — and a good time to think about what you can do...

Tax season is getting close — and for some people, so is an experience with tax identity theft or IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You usually find out...

Many people around the world dream of getting a “Green Card” that allows them to live and work in the United States. The U.S. Department of State runs the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program, also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery. People...

Selling your used stuff online has become commonplace. So have scams taking advantage of the good names of reputable online companies. At the FTC, we’ve heard from people stung by scammers spoofing PayPal. The scam generally goes like this:...

“Your computer is damaged ... we’ll help you fix it.” It’s the latest twist on tech support scams: Scammers sell software online that claims to increase your computer’s performance. They lure you to their websites with...

Looking for a way to get your high school diploma or a college degree online? You’ll want to read this.Today, the FTC announced a case against several companies that sold fake high school diplomas online. The companies claimed you could become...

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...

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