Consumer Topics: Internet Fraud

Phishing and Pharming: Helping Consumers Avoid Internet Fraud

U.S. Postal Inspectors… The Tradition Continues
Presentation at the 2005 National Consumer Protection Week Conference 

Fraud: Recognize It. Report It. Stop It.

Fraud on the Line: Avoiding “Do Not Call Scams”

CRA Scam offsite
Beware of advertisements offering a Community Reinvestment Act program loan endorsed by the Federal Reserve. Find out more. offsite
Home of the National Fraud Information Center and Internet Fraud Watch programs

Vishing: Another Internet Fraud Scam

Fraud Victims Sometimes Have Nowhere to Turn offsite
The difference between “available” funds in a bank customer’s account and “collected” funds.

Who You Gonna Call?
Are you concerned that money you received may be counterfeit?  Was your credit card recently stolen?  Is it possible that someone may have paid you with a fraudulent check? Do you think that you may be a victim of identity theft? 

If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, call the U.S. Secret Service at (617) 565-5640 and ask for the duty agent.  Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the duty agent is on call 24 hours. See also: advisory about fake checks and money orders from U.S. and Canadian governments.

Tips on Preventing Cashier's Check Fraud offsite

Seller Beware. Cashier's Checks Not Always As Good As Cash offsite
By betraying our trust of banks, fraudsters are passing counterfeit cashier's checks to unsuspecting individuals and businesses and tricking people out of large sums of money.

FTC Names Its Dirty Dozen: 12 Scams Most Likely to Arrive via Bulk Email


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