Identifying and reporting common scams

Date Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an alert this month on scammers posing as FTC officials who contact individuals and claim they have won prizes from a charity contest. While this is a new malicious campaign, scammers use these basic tactics time and time again with slightly different wording to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals. Since this is so commonplace, it is worth exploring how to identify these schemes, and how to go about reporting them in the event that scammers target you.

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