SCAM Alerts

‘Tis the season for ‘open enrollment’ scams

November 13, 2019 By Gretchen Abraham, Division of Consumer & Business Education. – Winter is coming, which means open enrollment season is here. With 2020 just around the corner, now’s the time to add or change your health coverage through Medicare or the …

Those (not really) IRS calls

  Those (not really) IRS calls. by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education. You’ve probably gotten one of these calls: They say it’s the IRS and they’re filing a lawsuit against you for back taxes. They may threaten …

Fake calls about your SSN

Share this page Facebook Twitter Linked-In December 12, 2018 By Jennifer Leach, Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC   The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to …

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 …