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FTC Information and Alerts

  • What to know before you buy something online

    Jun 18, 2021 | 12:22 pm

    Ahh, summer. Ten sweet yet short weeks to enjoy some of your favorite traditions. Maybe it’s sipping an ice cold drink on the porch, spending a weekend at the beach, or cooling off with the kids at the pool. Now[…]

  • Don’t send them money

    Jun 17, 2021 | 17:12 pm

    Family emergency scams try to scare people into sending money to help a loved one in trouble. The fraud can play out in many ways, but the hustle is the same: the caller lies, tries to scare you, and rushes[…]

  • Timeshares: Yes? No? Maybe?

    Jun 16, 2021 | 04:00 am

    If you’re considering getting a timeshare this vacation season, read on. Maybe you got a flyer in the mail with pictures of sunny beaches and beautiful resort suites. Sounds great, right? But before you sign a timeshare contract, make sure[…]

  • Hot rental car market = scams

    Jun 15, 2021 | 13:01 pm

    The weather is getting warmer, and you might be itching to travel again. The mountains, the beach, and the trails are calling you — and everyone else. At least that’s what it feels like when you start looking into renting[…]

  • Hello, summer. Goodbye, scammers.

    Jun 14, 2021 | 12:01 pm

    Summer is right around the corner. With things reopening, kids getting out of school, and days lasting longer, this summer promises, we hope, some much-needed relaxation, adventure, and a chance to reconnect with family and friends. Today, we’re kicking off[…]

  • How to spot a government impersonator scam

    Jun 11, 2021 | 17:16 pm

    Scammers often disguise themselves as people working for the government and might pretend to offer help. But, really, they’re after your money or personal information. For Pride Month, the FTC wants the LGBTQ+ community to know about government imposter scams[…]

  • Celebrate Pride by fighting fraud

    Jun 11, 2021 | 12:46 pm

    Pride Month is all about getting out there, connecting, and showing support for the LGBTQ+ community. Here’s an idea: let’s also make it about helping the people you care about avoid scams.

  • Looking for work? Avoid job scams

    Jun 10, 2021 | 14:08 pm

    If you’re looking for a job, there are lots of things to think about, from wages and commute time to benefits and employee resources. And, if you identify as LGBTQ+, you might also look for whether a workplace is LGBTQ+[…]

  • Amazon Flex didn’t deliver as promised, and now must pay

    Jun 10, 2021 | 13:31 pm

    Were you an Amazon Flex driver from late 2016 to August 2019? If so, you may be able to get the tips you earned that Amazon previously withheld. Several months ago, we told you the FTC filed a case against[…]

  • FTC returns nearly $30 million to Career Education Corp. students

    Jun 9, 2021 | 18:57 pm

    Every day, the FTC is working to protect people from fraud. Today, the FTC announced that it returned $30 million in one of these cases.


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