Coronavirus Relief Scam Impersonates Joe Simons from the Federal Trade Commission

by Alvaro Puig, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Scammers are at it again, pretending to be from a government agency to rip people off. Here’s what you need to know about the latest coronavirus relief fund scam. You get an email that looks to be from Joe Simons of the Federal Trade Commission. It says you’re getting … Continue reading Coronavirus Relief Scam Impersonates Joe Simons from the Federal Trade Commission

Scams That Start On Social Media

by Bridget Small, Division of Consumer & Business Education Scammers are hiding out on social media, using ads and offers to market their scams, according to people’s reports to the FTC and a new Data Spotlight. In the first six months of 2020, people reported losing a record high of almost $117 million to scams that … Continue reading Scams That Start On Social Media