Scam “US Trading Commission” Website is Not the FTC

by Seena GressinAttorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we are not flattered at all by a scam website designed to look like a Federal Trade Commission site and steal your money.  The imposter calls itself the US Trading Commission and uses … Continue reading Scam “US Trading Commission” Website is Not the FTC

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

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ineligible Imported Raw Frozen New Orleans – Roasted Chicken Wings from the Peoples Republic of China

Congressional and Public AffairsMaribel Alonso (202) 720-9113FSISpress@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for raw frozen New Orleans -Roasted Chicken Wings products imported and labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection. A recall was not requested because the known … Continue reading FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ineligible Imported Raw Frozen New Orleans – Roasted Chicken Wings from the Peoples Republic of China

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😯