FTC Information and Alerts

  • What’s affiliate marketing? Should I care?

    Sep 20, 2017 | 16:12 pm

    Many of the ads you see online are created by marketers who are paid each time you click on their ad. And if that click takes you to a website where you sign up to try a product or you[…]

  • Free credit freezes from Equifax

    Sep 19, 2017 | 15:35 pm

    Many people have had very sensitive personal information exposed in the Equifax breach — Social Security numbers, account numbers, even drivers’ license numbers. Equifax is offering free credit freezes until November 21, 2017. The company also will refund fees to[…]

  • Order free FTC publications for your community

    Sep 15, 2017 | 12:24 pm

    Sharing what you know with your community can help others make sound financial decisions, avoid scams, and recover from identity theft. To help you spread the word, the FTC has created nearly 200 free publications on a variety of topics[…]

  • Fraud alert or credit freeze – which is right for you?

    Sep 14, 2017 | 14:42 pm

    Considering a fraud alert or credit freeze? In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, many people are. You don’t need to be an identity theft victim to use them – but it’s helpful to consider your situation. If you’re[…]

  • Equifax isn’t calling

    Sep 14, 2017 | 12:10 pm

    Ring, ring. "This is Equifax calling to verify your account information." Stop. Don’t tell them anything. They’re not from Equifax. It’s a scam. Equifax will not call you out of the blue.

  • Questions about military retirement?

    Sep 13, 2017 | 18:14 pm

    Military Consumer and @StopFraudCo will host a Twitter chat to talk about what retirement means for military families on September 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. M.T. / 3 p.m. E.T. We’ll talk about retirement options and features, how to prepare[…]

  • Make your hurricane donations count

    Sep 12, 2017 | 16:21 pm

    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are wreaking devastation from Texas to Florida to Puerto Rico, and beyond. Generous people across the country are doing what they can to help their neighbors in need. If you’re thinking about donating money to a[…]

  • Avoid hurricane clean-up scams

    Sep 12, 2017 | 16:20 pm

    After natural disasters like Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, unlicensed contractors and scammers often come into the affected area promising immediate clean-up and debris removal. Some demand payment up-front for work they never do. Others simply lack the skills, licenses, and[…]

  • The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

    Sep 8, 2017 | 13:52 pm

    If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.

  • If influencers are paid, they must disclose it

    Sep 7, 2017 | 16:53 pm

    My son loves to watch expert gamers playing video games on YouTube. Some of these online gamers have millions of followers who, like my son, watch them for hours, know all about them, and want to be just like them.[…]


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