Saturday, January 20, 2018

FTC: Scam spotted thanks to a clever store clerk

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
by Monica Vaca
Associate Director, Consumer Response and Operations, FTC

You're going about your normal day at work when, suddenly, there's a call that looks like it's from your electric company. That's what the caller ID shows, and what the person on the line says. The voice on the line tells you that, because of late payments, the power to your business is about to be cut off. Without power, you can't keep your business running, so that's an emergency. Or is it?

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