Scam Alerts

USCIS presents “Protecting Customers from Immigration Scams” session for NCPW

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a national stakeholder engagement on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Central) to discuss immigration services scams and how to protect yourself and those you serve. Continue Reading >

Pinellas County Justice & Consumer Services celebrates NCPW 2014

Pinellas County’s Justice & Consumer Services, Office of Consumer Protection is joining federal, state and local government agencies nationwide to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week 2014, which runs from March 2 to 8. In recognition, Pinellas County Consumer Protection has planned several events, including public presentations and information booths to provide free resources to help people protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and steer clear of frauds and scams. Continue Reading >

Howard County, MD answers consumer questions at NCPW event

Have you gotten a phone call or e-mail that you think was a scam? Do you have a question involving the purchase of goods or services, renting a house or apartment, or handling consumer credit? Continue Reading >

Free NCPW events and resources in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is proud to join government and nonprofit organizations across the country to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8, 2014.  To learn about free events and information available to Ohioans - in addition to the events listed below - please visit the Attorney General's NCPW website.

In addition, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is marking its 2014 calendar for National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Continue Reading >

FTC hosts Twitter chat to answer consumer questions

To highlight National Consumer Protection Week, the FTC will host a Twitter chat to answer consumers’ questions about common scams on Tuesday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. EST

The chat will cover scams involving government imposters, text and email, identity theft, working at home, timeshares and fake debt collectors.

Follow @FTC, and use the hashtag: #NCPW2014. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more. Continue Reading >

California DCA promotes consumer knowledge at NCPW event

The California Department of Consumer Affairs will be hosting our National Consumer Protection Week event on March 4. 

Please join us for an evening of information and education!  Speakers from the Contractors State License Board, the US Postal Inspection Service, the California Department of Business Oversight, and Covered California will be giving tips and ideas on how to use their programs and protect yourself from fraud.

North Natomas Library

March 4, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835 Continue Reading >

BBB celebrates National Consumer Protection Week with a BBB Tip-A-Day

To celebrate the 16th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), Better Business Bureau is offering savvy consumers seven important tips. Sign up here to receive a BBB tip-a-day on the latest consumer topics. For a decade, BBB has enjoyed supporting NCPW and we are pleased to, once again, encourage every consumer to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed purchasing decisions. Continue Reading >

Share the National Consumer Protection Week video

National Consumer Protection Week — March 2-8 this year — is a time to highlight free consumer resources that help people avoid scams, prevent identity theft and make more informed buying decisions. Just in time for this 16th annual celebration, here’s a new video, available in the NCPW Toolkit, to help you get the word out about the week to your network of colleagues, neighbors, friends and family. Continue Reading >

Random text message? No real prize is waiting for you

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Don’t reply to — or click on — a link for a random text message you see on your phone saying that you’ve won a prize, gift card or an expensive electronic like an iPad. It’s most likely a scam. Continue Reading >

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It might not be you they’re after

If you’re lookin’ for love (sometimes in all the wrong places), chances are you’ll wind up on an online dating site at some point. Those who use dating sites can attest: you’ll meet some nice people there – and you’ll probably meet some weird people, too. You’ll have good dates and bad (and great and awful). And, unfortunately, as some people can attest, you might just meet some scammers. Continue Reading >

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