FTC Warning IRS Imposter Scam Targets College Staff and Students

FTC Warning IRS Imposter Scam Targets College Staff and Students

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning for anyone with “dot.edu” email addresses. The announcement released on April 5, 2021, indicates an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phishing scam is targeting colleges — students, faculty, and staff members regarding tax refund payments. Scammers are sending emails to obtain personal information. The subject line could read […]

DEA Alerts Public of Scammers Calling Victims and Impersonating Agents [Video]

DEA Alerts Public of Scammers Calling Victims and Impersonating Agents [Video]

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released a scam warning bulletin to advise the public of a widespread fraud scheme on March 3, 2021. Scammers phone potential victims claiming to be DEA agents with the intent of extorting money or stealing personal information. In a new public service announcement video, the agency seeks to raise awareness […]

FTC Warns Consumers of Fake Support Calls From Apple and Amazon

FTC Warns Consumers of Fake Support Calls From Apple and Amazon

Scammers contact people referencing two well-known companies — Apple and Amazon, to steal personal information such as an account password or credit card information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released this consumer warning explaining the con’s variations on Dec. 3, 2020. In the first, an automated call with a recorded message from Amazon. The voice […]