Scammers take advantage of people during stressful times. Protect yourself and loved ones by learning the warning signs of disaster-related scams and sharing new CFPB placemats and related handouts.
Learn about the consumer protection laws that keep servicemembers and military families safe from financial fraud and unfair or abusive practices.
We’re pleased to announce the release of the Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks Development Guide to help stakeholders bring community members together in the fight against elder financial exploitation.
For Older Americans month, we are releasing new downloadable handouts and activity sheets based on the popular fraud prevention placemat series.
Para celebrar el mes del Adulto Mayor, publicamos nuevos folletos y hojas con actividades basados en la popular serie de manteles individuales para la prevención del fraude.
If you or a loved one needs help with errands, watch out for scammers.
Si usted o un ser querido necesita ayuda con las diligencias cotidianas, esté pendiente de los estafadores.
Cuando los cobradores le contactan, usted podría no saber si se trata de uno legítimo o de alguien tratando de estafarle.
Social Security scams are the most common form of fraud and scams, and scammers are evolving their tactics to include phone, email, and text. Here are the signs to watch for and how you can protect yourself and loved ones.
Las estafas con el Seguro Social son el tipo más común de fraude y los estafadores están mejorando sus trucos que ahora incluyen llamadas telefónicas, emails y mensajes de texto. Le mostramos las señales que debe observar para protegerse usted y a sus seres queridos.
Learn how to spot the warning signs of debt collection scams and ways to protect yourself.
Beware of scammers pretending to be your grandchild, relative, or friend asking for help.
Esté alerta con estafadores haciéndose pasar por sus nietos, familiares o amigos para pedirle ayuda.
Sepa cómo protegerse usted y a otros de estafas con el Seguro Social usando nuestros manteles individuales gratuitos
Learn how to protect yourself and others from Social Security scams with our free placemats.
Help older adults in your community learn the difference between communications from the IRS and a scammer. Order the Bureau’s free IRS Scam placemat today.
The Bureau released a report about key facts, trends, and patterns revealed in Suspicious Activity Reports—or SARs—filed by banks, credit unions, casinos, and other financial services providers from 2013-2017. This first-ever public analysis provides a chance to better understand elder fraud and to find ways to improve prevention and response.
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.
Sprint and Verizon will refund $120 million to consumers harmed by illegal billing practices
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.