SHOCKING!!! Scammers Target Loved Ones of COVID-19 Victims Who Died

by Seena GressinAttorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Government imposters may have hit a new low with a scheme that targets the grieving survivors of people who died of COVID-19 by offering them help paying for their loved one’s funeral expenses. A real government relief program will pay up to $9,000 for funeral … Continue reading SHOCKING!!! Scammers Target Loved Ones of COVID-19 Victims Who Died

Get Ready! Be Prepared for the Scams that Will Follow the New COVID-19 Rescue Plan

The pandemic is still taking a toll on every kind of well-being we have. The new American Rescue Plan, just signed into law, gets the ball rolling to help out on many people’s financial well-being. Payments will soon be coming by direct deposit, checks, or a debit card to people eligible for the payment. You … Continue reading Get Ready! Be Prepared for the Scams that Will Follow the New COVID-19 Rescue Plan

Target for New COVID Scam: Small Business Owners

by Lesley FairAttorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTCT There’s a new coronavirus-related scam making the rounds, but this time the crooks are targeting small businesses. It starts with an email that claims to come from the “Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance.” It says you’re eligible for a loan of up to $250,000 … Continue reading Target for New COVID Scam: Small Business Owners

CAUTION: Giving Wisely During COVID Times

by Rosario Méndez, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Thanks to COVID-19, many charitable organizations are faced with greater demand for their services, but less in donations as people have less to give. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make sure that your donation will be used wisely and well. Tomorrow is Giving … Continue reading CAUTION: Giving Wisely During COVID Times