Tuesday, July 2, 2019

FTC Consumer Alerts: Who’s pretending to be the government now?

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission
by Paul Witt, Supervisory Data Analyst, Federal Trade Commission

You've gotten the calls: from Social Security. Or the IRS. Or Medicare. Or any number of other agencies. Except: as soon as the caller threatens you or demands that you pay them with a gift card or by wiring money, you know. It's a scam. Even if caller ID tells you otherwise – that's not the government calling.

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