Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the headlines — and the money.
FTC: Hang up on spoofed SSA calls
If you get a call that looks like it's from the Social Security Administration (SSA), think twice. Scammers are spoofing SSA's 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information. Read more
FTC: Scammers demand gift cards
October 16, 2018
Gift cards are a great way to give a gift. But did you know they are also a scammer's favorite way to steal money? Read more
Stay a step ahead with the latest info and practical tips from the Federal Trade Commission.