Fraud Alerts

Read our latest Fraud Alert to learn about how to protect yourself from scams that are surfacing.

Scammers using robocalls to prey on consumers

Scammers using robocalls to prey on consumers

If you own a phone, chances are that you’ve been on the receiving end of a robocall. Thanks to cheap Internet calling technology, shady marketers and outright scammers are inundating American consumers with billions of phone calls. Many, if not most, of these calls originate from overseas, though the recipient of a robocall may see a local telephone number on...

Jury duty scams on the rise

Jury duty scams on the rise

Being picked for jury duty can be stressful. Receiving a call from someone claiming to be with the local police department or district attorney's office who says you missed jury duty and are facing arrest is downright terrifying! Reports from police departments across the country suggest that this type of fraud is again on the rise. Consumers who fear that they have missed their jury duty...

Watch out: Online pet adoption scams are fur real!

Watch out: Online pet adoption scams are fur real!

Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is right at the top of many consumers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, scammers know all too well how emotionally connected we can get to the idea of adopting a cuddly ball of fuzz and how to take advantage of that. Since the beginning of 2015, Fraud.org has received a surge of consumer complaints about...