Scam Watch

Pass It On

This video shows how easy it is to start a conversation about scams and how to protect yourself from them.
Pass It On
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Pass It On

This video shows how easy it is to start a conversation about scams and how to protect yourself from them.
FTC’s Criminal Liaison Unit
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FTC’s Criminal Liaison Unit

The FTC’s Criminal Liaison Unit helps criminal law enforcement prosecute and convict career criminals.
National Consumer Protection Week
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National Consumer Protection Week

NCPW.gov is the one site on the web with free consumer information from federal agencies, state governments, consumer organizations...
Welcome to FTC.gov
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Welcome to FTC.gov

FTC.gov makes it easier to find competition and consumer protection information on your phone, tablet or computer.
Immigration
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Immigration

This video shows how someone gets into trouble with an immigration consultant – and then out of trouble again.
Money Wiring Scams
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Money Wiring Scams

This video shows some common money wiring scams, and what happens to some people who meet the scams.
Diversity Visa Lottery Scam
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Diversity Visa Lottery Scam

This video helps people entering the State Department's Diversity Visa Lottery spot, avoid and report scams.
Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams
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Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Scammers are targeting people having trouble paying their mortgages. These so-called foreclosure rescue companies promise to stop...
Hang Up on Phone Fraud
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Hang Up on Phone Fraud

This video explains how to recognize and report phone fraud and encourages consumers to register their number in the National Do Not...
Scams Against Immigrants
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Scams Against Immigrants

Moncia Vaca, an attorney with the FTC, describes the scams that someone can come across while in the immigration process, how to...
Fraud - An Inside Look
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Fraud - An Inside Look

Real consumers, who fell for the pitch, tell their stories and a former scammer gives an insider account of how these operations use...
Money Transfer Scams
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Money Transfer Scams

Scam artists use a number of elaborate schemes to get your money, and many involve money transfers through companies like Western...
Operation Bottom Dollar
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Operation Bottom Dollar

If you’re looking for a job, you may see ads for firms that promise results. Many of these firms may be legitimate and helpful, but...
Hang Up on Fraudulent Telemarketing
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Hang Up on Fraudulent Telemarketing

This video explains how to recognize and report phone fraud and encourages consumers to register their number in the National Do Not...
Job Scams
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Job Scams

If you're looking for a job, you may see ads for firms that promise results.
Fraud - An Inside Look (short version)
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Fraud - An Inside Look (short version)

Real consumers, who fell for the pitch, tell their stories and a former scammer gives an insider account of how these operations use...
Consumer Sentinel
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Consumer Sentinel

Consumer Sentinel is the unique investigative cyber tool that provides members of the Consumer Sentinel Network with access to...
FTC v. BlueHippo
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FTC v. BlueHippo

The FTC lodged contempt charge against BlueHippo. The company pocketed more than $15 million from consumers but almost none received...
Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam
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Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam

Curious about a product that claims to treat or cure cancer? According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers should talk to...
The Truth About Medical Discount Plans
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The Truth About Medical Discount Plans

The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know that although some medical discount plans provide legitimate discounts, others take...