SCAM Alerts

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 …

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 …