SCAM Alerts

Consumer Alert: Free trials can cost you

Free trial offers can grab your attention. They’re easy to sign up for. And they’re, well, free – right? Not exactly. Some free trials can be expensive. Scammers often use “free” trial offers, with undisclosed or buried terms, to enroll you – without …

Consumer Alert: Free trials can cost you

Free trial offers can grab your attention. They’re easy to sign up for. And they’re, well, free – right? Not exactly. Some free trials can be expensive. Scammers often use “free” trial offers, with undisclosed or buried terms, to enroll you – without …

FTC Halts Purveyors of Sham Health Insurance Plans

  Florida-based Simple Health Plans LLC has collected more than $100 million with deceptive schemes targeting Americans in need of coverage. At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge temporarily shut down a Florida-based operation that allegedly collected more than …

 

College test prep scams are happening…!

  College test prep scams are happening. By Ari Lazarus – Consumer Education Specialist, FTC. Recently, we heard about scams targeting parents of high school students preparing for college. The scammers claim to be from The College Board – the organization responsible for …