This Holiday Season, Help Friends and Family Avoid a Scam

Credit for this article goes to: Bridget Small, Division of Consumer & Business Education When you talk with friends and family over the holidays, you may hear about new puppies, old sports rivalries, and dreams of the next vacation. As you join the conversation, why not share some ideas to protect the people you care about … Continue reading This Holiday Season, Help Friends and Family Avoid a Scam

Veterans and Imposter Scams

by Carol Kando-PinedaAttorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education During the past four years, the FTC logged more than 378,000 reports from veterans — and nearly 161,000 were fraud-related. More than 24,000 of those reported a loss (with total losses of $205 million). Veterans had a median loss of $755, compared to active duty servicemembers … Continue reading Veterans and Imposter Scams

What To Do If Someone Steals Your Identity

by Traci ArmaniConsumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC You know that protecting your identity and personal information is important. And you also know that taking steps to avoid identity theft can make a big difference. But if someone steals your identity, here’s the first thing you do: go to IdentityTheft.gov. To get … Continue reading What To Do If Someone Steals Your Identity

Albright’s Raw Dog Food Recall – Salmonella

Albright’s Raw Dog Food of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is voluntarily recalling 67 cases of Chicken Recipe for Dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. What’s Being Recalled? The product is labeled Albright’s Raw Dog Food Chicken Recipe for Dogs and is packaged in 2-pound chubs/rolls (see image above). Each chub/roll is printed with: Lot … Continue reading Albright’s Raw Dog Food Recall – Salmonella

Fake Clorox and Lysol Websites Try to Take People to the Cleaners😯

by Colleen Tressler, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Scammers follow the headlines. They take advantage of what’s happening in the news to find new ways to get people to part with their money. During the COVID pandemic, cleaning supplies have been in high demand, but often in short supply. Scammers see that as opportunity … Continue reading Fake Clorox and Lysol Websites Try to Take People to the Cleaners😯

Why Report Fraud?

by Traci ArmaniConsumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Scams come in many forms: texts, emails, letters, and lots of calls. Scammers plot schemes from tech support scams to fake check scams to try to knock us off balance just long enough to take advantage. They want to get our money and personal … Continue reading Why Report Fraud?

Keep Your Pet Safe! 15 Pet Food Brands Recalled Due to High Levels of Aflatoxin

October 8, 2020 — Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its recall of 15 brands of pet food that were made with corn that contained high levels of aflatoxin. What’s Recalled? The following brands and products are affected by this recall: The lot codes can be located on the back of each bag. About the Expanded Recall This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, … Continue reading Keep Your Pet Safe! 15 Pet Food Brands Recalled Due to High Levels of Aflatoxin

Metformin Recall

Marksans Pharma Limited Issues Expansion of Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg & 750mg, Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Summary Company Announcement Date:October 02, 2020FDA Publish Date:October 05, 2020Product Type:DrugsReason for Announcement:Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) ImpurityCompany Name:Marksans Pharma LimitedBrand Name:Time-Cap Labs Inc.Product Description:Metformin Hydrochloride for Extended-Release … Continue reading Metformin Recall

The FTC Chairman is NOT Writing to you

If you saw an email from FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, it wasn’t. From him, that is. Scammers pretending to be him are emailing, though. They’re trying to trick you into turning over personal information, like your birth date and home address, which could help them scam you. So: if you get an email from the … Continue reading The FTC Chairman is NOT Writing to you