Congratulations students and parents. It won’t be long before young people across the country will put on their caps and gowns to celebrate their graduations.
The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money.
Before giving in to your kid’s plea for a new toy, you may want to collect some information about it. Why? Well, for one thing, that toy may want to collect information about your kid.
If you own a small business, you know it’s critical to protect your business from cyber threats.
Security freezes, also known as credit freezes, restrict access to your credit file, making it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name.
Starting September 21st, 2018, a new federal law lets some financial caregivers request a security freeze, also called a credit freeze, on their loved one’s behalf.
We’ve warned people for years not to trust the wild health claims that some companies make about their pills, powders, and potions.
Dealing with the aftermath of a wildfire, flood, tornado, or other disaster is never easy, but taking stock and developing a recovery plan can give you a sense of hope and purpose.
Natural disasters and weather emergencies are in the news.
Shopping for a car can be exciting. But wading through ads and promotions from car dealers, and deciding how to pay, can make it stressful.
Tech support scams, which get people to pay for fake computer help or steal their personal information, are convincing. You might already know the signs of a tech support scam, but do your friends and family?
Would you donate to a charity called Help the Vets? What about if you get a robocall that asks you to donate your car to “Veterans of America?”
You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.
The FTC’s Used Car Rule says that dealers have to display a Buyers Guide in every used car they have for sale and give it to buyers after the sale.
Have you ever gotten a call about a debt that isn’t yours? That’s known as a phantom debt, and earlier this week, the FTC and the New York Attorney General’s Office announced that they are suing two players in an alleged phantom debt scam: Hylan Asset Management and Worldwide Processing Group.
Recently, someone showed up at the door of the FTC to ask about his prize. He had a mailing saying he’d won $5 million – and the FTC had “certified and verified” it.
The long-awaited 2018 World Cup is underway. Fans from across the world have flocked to Russia in support of their favorite teams.
If you’re in a small business, you probably need a way for people to pay you – and ways to lower your costs. Scammers have been working both of those angles, promising businesses that they can save on leases of credit card processing equipment. They’ve also been promising that businesses can cancel any time.
At the FTC, our mission is to protect consumers, including small business owners. That’s why, when we see scammers taking money from small businesses, we step in.
Why are you getting so many calls? Odds are, many of the calls you’re getting are from scammers.