Learn how to spot the warning signs of debt collection scams and ways to protect yourself.
Tips to help you protect yourself from Medicare ID fraud.
Tips to help you avoid romance scams.
We are alerting people of a lottery scam using a CFPB employee’s name. We also have tips to help you avoid falling victim to imposter scams.
The CFPB is releasing a new educational placemat on fake charity scams.
Federal government agencies and federal employees will not ask you to send money to collect prizes. They also won’t call to threaten you with jail time or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a debt. Learn how to protect yourself from imposter scams.
We’re announcing settlements with Sprint and Verizon to return $120 million directly to consumers for illegal billing of unauthorized third-party charges. Read more about the settlement and learn how to submit a claim.
We’re announcing an enforcement action against a lender that wrongfully used the logos of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
Today we’re announcing that we filed a lawsuit against a robo-call debt collection operation, including its ringleaders, their companies, and service providers. The debt collectors allegedly sent millions of robo-calls to threaten, harass, and deceive consumers to collect debt that consumers do not owe, or were not owed to the debt collectors themselves. The complaint alleges that the scheme depended on the participation of the telemarketing company that sent the robo-calls and the payment processors that allowed the collectors to access consumers’ bank accounts.
We’re joining the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense (DoD), and Education (ED) to better protect servicemembers, veterans, and their family members who are attending college. We’ve signed an agreement to carry out a comprehensive strategy to strengthen our enforcement and compliance work.