Identifying Whether an Email, Phone Call, Text Message, or Webpage is really from Amazon

Here are some tips to determine if an email, phone call, text message, or webpage is not from Amazon.com. If you received correspondence regarding an order you didn't place, it likely wasn't from Amazon.com. For more information, go to Report a Phishing Email Visit Report Suspicious Emails, Phone Calls, Text Messages, or Webpages for more information. Additional … Continue reading Identifying Whether an Email, Phone Call, Text Message, or Webpage is really from Amazon

How & to Whom You Can Report Any Fraud or Other Consumer Issues

Protect yourself, your family, your credit, and your community by reporting fraud, scams, and bad business practices. Many people do not know what to do or where to go to report consumer issues. They think that they need to hire an unaffordable attorney. Your first line of defense is to go to https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ Your report … Continue reading How & to Whom You Can Report Any Fraud or Other Consumer Issues

FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Green Gorilla Root Juice Due to A Potentially Harmful Undeclared Ingredient

Audience Consumers who have recently purchased Green Gorilla Root Juice, sold by Green Gorilla Root Juice, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri.  Product Product: Green Gorilla Root JuicePackaging Description: Green Gorilla Root Juice is sold as a brown liquid in 16 ounce plastic bottles. The bottles have a green screw lid with white, black and green … Continue reading FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Green Gorilla Root Juice Due to A Potentially Harmful Undeclared Ingredient

Joining Forces to Stop Income Scams

by Rosario Méndez, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Today, the FTC joined forces with numerous federal, state, and local government partners in Operation Income Illusion, an effort to fight income scams and help people recognize and avoid them. With record unemployment and the ongoing financial impact of the pandemic, many people are looking … Continue reading Joining Forces to Stop Income Scams

Spot Bogus Shipping Messages from UPS or FedEx

You very well may get an email or text message that’s supposedly from UPS or FedEx, complete with one of their logos — and it seems legit. It says your item is ready to ship but you need to update your shipping preferences. But here’s the lump of coal: the message is bogus and there … Continue reading Spot Bogus Shipping Messages from UPS or FedEx

Know Your Rights During Medicare Open Enrollment

by The Senior Medicare Patrol, National Resource Center, Lois C. Greisman, Elder Justice Coordinator, FTC During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which ends December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can choose the plans that are best for them. You can get help comparing Medicare plans from the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) that are in all U.S. … Continue reading Know Your Rights During Medicare Open Enrollment

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

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😯