Frosty the Con Man: Avoiding Family Emergency Scams

by Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education “Hello? It’s me — Frosty. Look it’s a long story but without my top hat, I’m melting. Please, I need your help — send money now or I’ll be nothing but a puddle!” OK, so that’s a silly example and real imposters aren’t funny. But, … Continue reading Frosty the Con Man: Avoiding Family Emergency Scams

Blocking Unwanted Calls

Why are you getting so many calls? Often, it’s scammers calling. Here’s what you need to know about unwanted calls and how to stop them. Share these articles, infographics, and videos with your friends, family, and followers. REPORT UNWANTED CALLS Blocking Unwanted Calls Scammers can use the internet to make calls from all over the … Continue reading Blocking Unwanted Calls

To Help You Stop Robocalls

It can be frustrating to deal with a bunch of unwanted calls. If you answer them, you might hear a recorded message of someone trying to sell you something. Or it could be a real person hoping to scare you into paying a debt you don't owe. These kinds of unwanted calls are often scams. … Continue reading To Help You Stop Robocalls