FTC Information and Alerts

  • Honor and remember

    May 25, 2017 | 17:30 pm

    Whether stationed stateside or deployed to another part of the world, our military personnel make sacrifices during their service.

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  • Student loan scam gets an F from the FTC

    May 25, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    The costs of student loans and fees can be overwhelming. You might see online ads that promise to help lower your payments or get your loans forgiven. But be wary of companies that make those promises, and never pay an[…]

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  • How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?

    May 24, 2017 | 14:17 pm

    If you’ve been affected by a data breach, or otherwise had your information hacked or stolen, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What happens when my stolen information is made public?” At the FTC’s Identity Theft workshop this morning, our Office of[…]

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  • I’d like a scam-free vacation

    May 22, 2017 | 13:38 pm

    Summer is around the corner, and I’m dreaming about my next vacation! There are so many places to visit, and a lot of travel deals to consider. My budget and time are limited, so I have to choose carefully. I[…]

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  • Scam calls to immigrants

    May 19, 2017 | 13:26 pm

    When you tell us about a scam, it helps us investigate scammers. But it also helps us warn other people about the scam – so they can avoid it. Our partners at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told us[…]

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  • New Medicare cards are on the way

    May 18, 2017 | 13:38 pm

    Changes are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number. And it will all happen automatically – you won’t have to pay anyone or give[…]

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  • New dietary supplement website launched

    May 17, 2017 | 14:14 pm

    Ever wonder if your dietary supplements are truly safe, effective and risk-free? If you are a member of the military, this question can be particularly important. Servicemembers often are targeted by companies selling supplements: to help members of the military[…]

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  • Fake emails could cost you thousands

    May 16, 2017 | 14:33 pm

    Think you got an email from a business you know? Scammers sometimes use emails that look legit to trick you into sending money to them.

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  • Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

    May 15, 2017 | 14:47 pm

    You’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack affecting organizations’ computer systems around the world. It seems to affect server software on organizations’ networked computers. But ransomware can attack anybody’s computer, so now is a good time to update your own[…]

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  • Phony telephone number scam targets veterans

    May 15, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    There’s a new scam out there, preying on veterans who are making decisions about their medical care. The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program allows certain eligible vets to[…]

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