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Jun 24, 2016

Scams, Too - June 24, 2016: FTC Scam Alerts

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

by Lisa Lake
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
What’s worse than losing money to a scammer? Losing more money to another scammer claiming to help you recover from the first one.
Yep; this really happens. It works like this: Con artists contact you because you’re on their lists of people who lost money to scams. For a “small fee” or “donation” upfront, they promise to recover the money you lost from a prize scheme, bogus product offer, or some other scam.
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