How to Stop Calls From Scammers

How to Stop Calls From Scammers

Hang Up. When you get a robocall, don’t press any numbers to get on a “Do not call” list. This often leads to more robocalls. Consider blocking or labeling the caller. See what your phone carrier offers to help you block scam calls. There are even...
What to do if You Already Paid a Scammer

What to do if You Already Paid a Scammer

If you realized you’ve paid a scammer with your credit or debit card, contact your bank or credit card company. Report the scam and ask for a “”chargeback”” to get your money back. If you paid a scammer with a gift card, prepaid cash, or...
Common Phone Scams

Common Phone Scams

Examples of common phone scams: “This is the IRS calling to let you know there is something wrong with your computer.” “Pay us a fee, and we will relieve your debt, lower your credit card interest rates, or improve your credit.” “We can...
How to Report Scams

How to Report Scams

Report scams online to the Federal Trade Commission at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov You can also call 1-877-382-4357. The FTC is the primary government agency that collects scam complaints. Your State Attorney General’s Office can help too. Find your State...
How to Recognize a Phone Scam

How to Recognize a Phone Scam

Some scammers say you “”won a prize”” and try to make you pay something to claim your prize. This is a scam. Government law enforcement and debt collection offices will never call you and threaten you. Any calls like this are scams. Scammers...