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Fraud and Scams and other Consumer Information

Fraud and Scam Alerts from the FTC

Police raids in India cut down IRS imposter calls January 5, 2017 by Nat Wood Associate Director, Consumer & Business Education, FTC Over the last few years, we’ve warned about a lot of imposter scams. In one of the most common types, callers pretending to be from the IRS demand payments and threaten to arrest […]

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ftc fraud and scam alerts
Fraud and Scams and other Consumer Information

Yahoo customer service scam

Yahoo customer service scam January 3, 2017 by Andrew Johnson Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Need to contact Yahoo customer care? There are a few ways to do so — but, Yahoo warns that phone is not an option. That’s right: any phone number you come across in an internet search, claiming to connect you with […]

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Fraud and Scams and other Consumer Information

The top three ways to avoid fraud

August 26, 2016 by Jennifer Leach Assistant Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education In pretty much every article and blog post we put out, you’ll find tips to help you avoid scams. The idea is that, if you can spot a scam, and know how to avoid it, you and your money are more […]

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