Amazon Flex Didn’t Deliver as Promised

by Jim Kreidler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Using your own vehicle to deliver packages for Amazon and earn extra money. Sounds good, right? But has Amazon been keeping the tips its drivers are making when delivering for its Amazon Flex program? According to the complaint the FTC issued today, the answer is yes.  In its app … Continue reading Amazon Flex Didn’t Deliver as Promised

It’s National Data Privacy Day

Today is National Data Privacy Day, when many organizations and government agencies, including the FTC, join together to raise awareness about privacy issues and to offer tips and information. As more and more of our devices are connected and share information about us, privacy is increasingly important. There are things you can do to help protect … Continue reading It’s National Data Privacy Day

Wrapping Up 2020 with More Car Wrap Scams

by Ari Lazarus, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC We just heard from more companies that scammers are using their names to trick people into a car wrap scam. This time, scammers are saying they’re Marlboro or Purell (but they’re not really). The gist of the scam is this: scammers send emails and post to social media and … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2020 with More Car Wrap Scams

Investment Coaching Scams Are Trending Now

by Rosario MendezAttorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education You’ll make a lot of money. I’m going to show you how to do it — and using my program, I guarantee you’ll be successful. If you see that in an ad, there’s likely a scammer behind it. Just last week, the FTC announced Operation Income Illusion, a nationwide … Continue reading Investment Coaching Scams Are Trending Now

Starting an Internet Business, Especially During Lockdown Covid Times

I'm bringing you this information because we are living in very precarious times. More and more people are losing their jobs and are locked down in their homes. It's a time that can lead many to take desperate measures to make money. While there are many legit ways to make money online, there are more … Continue reading Starting an Internet Business, Especially During Lockdown Covid Times

Who’s Affected by Income Scams?

by Rhonda Perkins, Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, FTC The FTC and its law enforcement partners announced actions against several income scams that conned people out of hundreds of millions of dollars by falsely telling them they could make a lot of money. One of those scams was 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle, which touted a “proven … Continue reading Who’s Affected by Income Scams?

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