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
Phishing scams can be hard to spot. For example, we’ve been hearing about one where people get a text message saying that there’s a package waiting for them, and asking them to click a link to learn more. Sounds innocent enough, right? Unfortunately not. The messages are coming from scammers. In some cases, they’re targeted … Continue reading Have You Heard About the “Waiting Package” Phishing Scam? If Not, Read This.
September 22, 2020 — Real Pet Food Company of Phoenix, Arizona, is voluntarily recalling Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. What’s Being Recalled? The following product has been recalled: Billy + Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods RecipePackage: 4-pound bagLot code: V 07 Feb 2022 This recall does not affect any … Continue reading Real Pet Food Company Recalls Billy + Margot Dog Food
More than 85 large wildfires are ripping across the West Coast, from California to Oregon and Washington. In the Southeast, people are just beginning to recover from Hurricane Sally, while more storms are brewing in the Atlantic. And the Midwest continues to recover from the recent derecho. Severe weather and natural disasters can occur anywhere … Continue reading Tips to help you prepare for — and recover from — natural disasters
Wildfires raging out West. The hurricane season. Civil unrest. And all of this happening during a global pandemic that has claimed its own devastating share of deaths and cost people their livelihoods. In response to these events, the season of giving is starting even before the usual holidays, since we all just want to help … Continue reading Scammers Prey On Your Kindness During Disasters
For Immediate Release:September 10, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 17 website operators for illegally selling unapproved and misbranded opioids online in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Misbranded opioids include those offered for sale without a prescription, as well as opioids that lack adequate directions … Continue reading FDA Warns Website Operators Illegally Selling Opioids to Consumers
Are you getting pop-up warning messages on your computer screen? Or maybe a phone call that your computer has a virus? That may well be a tech support scam. But how do you know? And what do you do? Start by watching this video on tech support scams. Scammers love to sound legit by pretending … Continue reading How Can You Spot a Tech Support Scam?
Have you seen a message on WhatsApp or Facebook offering you free help during the pandemic? People have reported seeing messages that seem to be from Pepsi, Walmart, Whole Foods, Target, and other big-name brands. These messages all offer money to people who need it — through grants, coupons for food support, or other giveaways. … Continue reading Those Free COVID-19 Money Offers on WhatsApp and Facebook are Scams
Whether you’re getting ready to deal with the aftermath of Gulf Coast storms, Laura and Marco, dealing with the ravages of wildfires out West, reeling from the derecho that struck the Midwest, or facing another natural disaster, handling the aftermath is never easy. But when scammers target people just trying to recover, it can be … Continue reading Tips to Help You Avoid Post-Disaster Scams
Thinking about getting your high school diploma? Many states have different options for getting your diploma, including new tests and programs. But scammers are setting up fake diploma sites to trick you into paying for their “diplomas.” Which turn out to be worthless. Signs of a High School Diploma ScamHigh School Equivalency DiplomasEarning a Diploma … Continue reading High School Diploma Scams