Consumer Information | Federal Trade Commission
Spot and avoid scams and unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices with tips from the FTC, America’s consumer protection agency.
Actived: Friday Mar 5, 2021
Those free COVID-19 money offers on WhatsApp and Facebook
Have you seen a message on WhatsApp or Facebook offering you free help during the pandemic? People have reported seeing messages that seem to be from Pepsi, Walmart, Whole Foods, Target, and other big-name brands. These messages all offer money to people who need it — through grants, coupons for food support, or other giveaways.
Ooh, a sale! Or is it? | FTC Consumer Information
Menard's, the home improvement chain is notorious for advertising their "11% rebate" program. You'll get no rebate check in the mail. The so-called rebate comes in the form of a coupon, good for 11% OFF anything you buy in the store in he future.
“Free” products weren’t really free | FTC Consumer Information
I am fit just wanted to lose 6 lbs, but I gained weight instead! then I was charged $79.95 2 weeks later, i tried t cancel and then was in dispute with credit card. they just mailed me another one for $84.00!!! 3 way calls x2 today, nothing except they would give me 35% off..
Get-rich scheme sold to wannabe Amazon sellers | FTC
“Get started selling on Amazon and make $5,000 - $10,000 in the next 30 days… even if you’ve never sold anything online before.” That’s one of the pitches the promoters of a large get-rich scheme used to lure people into a bogus business opportunity.
Going out of business sales: what to know | FTC Consumer
Most large retailers sell off their merchandise to third party liquidators, who hold the sale. Liquidators may base discounts on the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, which often is higher than what stores typically charge. That means items can end up costing more than they did before the sale began.
How to Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages | FTC
promise free prizes, gift cards or coupons; offer you a low or no interest credit card; promise to help you pay off your student loans; Scammers also send fake messages that say they have some information about your account or a transaction. The scammers may. say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity on your account