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Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on July 24 at 1:00 pm CT to learn about:The top scams reported in IowaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you can use to help people in your communities protect their identity and report identity theftSpeakers will include...
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized the rule implementing a 2018 law that requires the nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) to provide free electronic credit monitoring services for active duty military consumers.
Join the Federal Trade Commission on June 26 at 11:00 am PT for “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Southern California,” a free, one-hour webinar.You'll learn about:The top scams reported in Southern CaliforniaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you...
Every year, millions of consumers tell us – and our partners – about the frauds they spotted. In 2018, we heard from 3 million people and learned a lot from the reports entered into our Consumer Sentinel database. Here are some notable facts from the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2018...
For the first time, imposter scams topped the list of consumer complaints submitted in 2018 to the Federal Trade Commission’s nationwide Consumer Sentinel database, driven in part by a jump in reports about government imposter scams.
The FTC takes in reports from consumers about problems they experience in the marketplace. The reports are stored in the Consumer Sentinel Network (Sentinel), a secure online database available only to law enforcement. While the FTC does not intervene in individual consumer disputes,...
AARP, the FTC, and the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) host two telephone town halls about tax-related identify theft and IRS imposter scams. Learn how tax-related identity theft and IRS imposter scams occur, how to protect yourself, recovery steps, and...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on whether the agency should make changes to rules requiring that financial institutions and creditors take certain steps to detect signs of identity theft affecting their customers.
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, December 6 at 1:00 PM CT to learn about the top scams reported in South Dakota and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, November 29 at 10:00 AM PST to learn about the top scams reported in Oregon. You'll get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, November 28 at 1:00 PM to learn about the top scams reported in Ohio. You'll get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will include...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on a proposed rule to implement a 2018 law requiring the nationwide consumer reporting agencies to provide free electronic credit monitoring services for active duty military consumers.
A new report released today by the Federal Trade Commission details the agency’s comprehensive efforts to protect older consumers from fraud, identity theft, and other problems in the marketplace.The report, Protecting Older Consumers 2017-2018: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission, outlines...
Starting today, consumers who are concerned about identity theft or data breaches can freeze their credit and place one-year fraud alerts for free.Under the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, consumers in some states – those who previously had to pay fees to freeze...
The operators of websites that sold fake documents used to facilitate identity theft and other frauds have agreed to permanently shut down their businesses as part of separate settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.

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