Consumer Fraud Forum Blog

Authorities Warn Consumers About New Telephone Scam

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM / Scams

Authorities are warning consumers about a new scam. It’s called the “can you hear me” con.

BBB's Ranking Of Top 10 Consumer Scams Of 2016

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 23, 2016 at 11:11 AM / Scams

The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the top consumer scams of 2016.  And IRS scams have taken the top spot once again.

FTC Warns Consumers About Missed Delivery Scam

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 12, 2016 at 11:20 AM / Scams

If you do any online shopping, you’re probably no stranger to “missed delivery” notices.  While these types of notices are hardly uncommon, the Federal Trade Commission says consumers should be extra careful with them this holiday season.

FCC Warns Consumers About New Phone Scam

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 17, 2016 at 11:25 AM / Scams

Scams are more popular than ever, with more than 25 million Americans reporting that they have been the victims of some type of consumer fraud. With that in mind, the Federal Communications Commission warns consumers about a new telephone scam involving alleged utility company workers.

FTC Shuts Down Telemarketing Scam Aimed at Seniors and Veterans

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 31, 2016 at 11:35 AM / Fraud, Scams

The Federal Trade Commission has shut down a telemarketing scheme that promised money-making opportunities and grants to seniors, veterans and debt-laden consumers. 

Agencies Ban Together To Stop International Mass Mail Fraud

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 4, 2016 at 12:03 PM / Fraud, Scams

Most Americans would be hard pressed to return from a trip to their mailboxes without a couple of pieces of junk mail.  Each day, we receive unwanted solicitations announcing everything from credit card offers to cheap dental care to sweepstakes winnings. Although most direct mail is harmless (although...

Fraudsters Targeting New Yorkers with Vermin Control Scam

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 7, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, Scams

New York City officials are warning residents of a new scam – this one involving fake pest control fees.

IRS Warns Consumers to Watchout for Scams This Summer

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 10, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, IRS Scams, Scams

Tax season may be over, but the Internal Revenue Service says the scams are just getting started.

New Email Scam Preys on the Religious

POSTED: William PinilisJuly 26, 2016 at 12:01 PM / Fraud, Scams

We’ve all heard the stories of seniors being duped out of thousands of dollars by fraudsters pretending to be a loved one in trouble. Now fraudsters are looking to swindle thousands from the faithful by pretending to be clergy members.

WhatsApp Gold Service Scam Coming to a Smartphone Near You

POSTED: William PinilisJune 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, Identity theft, Internet & Email Scams, Scams

There is a message circulating on the WhatsApp service that is tricking users into installing malware. The scam offers users the chance to upgrade to a premium 'gold' service.

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