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

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