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Consumer Alerts

  • Calls asking "Can you hear me now?"

    Your phone rings and the caller ID shows a number you don't know. You answer it anyway and hear, “Can you hear me now?” It's a pre-recorded robocall – even though it sounds like a real person – and it's illegal. We've heard from hundreds of people who have gotten calls like this.   Read more

  • Global Connect technical support scam, part 2

    Last fall, the FTC shut down an operation called Global Connect, which sent deceptive pop-up messages to people’s computers. The pop-ups claimed the computers had problems when they really didn’t, and the operators scared thousands of people into paying hundreds of dollars each for tech support services they didn’t need.   Read more

  • IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert for Scam Phone Calls

    The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information.   Read more


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National Do Not Call Registry FTC - Cell Phones and the Do Not Call Registry FCC - Do Not Call List FTC Complaint Assistant 1.3.85