Category Archives: Scams

Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump

August 7, 2018 by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC With the summer travel season in high gear, the FTC is warning drivers about skimming scams at the pump. Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals. These card … Continue reading

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Asked to pay by gift card? Don’t.

May 31, 2018 by Jennifer Leach Assistant Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Has someone asked you to go get a gift card to pay for something? Lots of people have told us they’ve been asked to pay … Continue reading

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Charities Targeted for Pretending to Help Veterans

David Frank 5-6 minutes The letter was designed to tug at the heartstrings — and open the wallets — of anyone who admires veterans. “For thousands of disabled veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, giving an arm and a … Continue reading

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