FTC hosts Twitter chat to answer consumer questions

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, identity theft, working at home, timeshares and fake debt collectors.

Follow @FTC, and use the hashtag: #NCPW2014. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.

The NCPW website has more information for consumers including how to subscribe to updates and the blog, and order free resources.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

Blog Topic: Avoid Scams


Received yet another call this morning from Credit Card Services. When I tried to inform her that I was on the Do Not Call List and that there was an $11,000 fine for every call she made to me, her response was, "Don't worry, you can't trace ya dumb f#ck." These people need to go to prison. They have been calling me for over 15 years.

I have a twitter and i think that this shouldn't be happening because people are being effected that aren't evolved.

Very interesting.

Although I have securities at home, my child can use open public wifi hotspots to access explicit adult content. Is there a way to prevent him from using these open public guest places?

If you are concerned about what your children may see when they surf the Internet, you can check out FTC's information on how to Protect Kids Online and Parental Controls to help you.

many advertisement coming,other very abuse mails coming from different mails... pleas stop that mails... i am very disturbing from that...

I searched one of the bid sites months ago and recently had a charge on my credit card. I did not purchase any bids nor did I give credit card information.....how does this happen?

This article has information on what to do if you want to dispute a credit card charge that wasn't authorized.

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