Beware – the scammers are out there


The Federal Trade Commission knows it!

AARP and others know it.

This it the time of year that brings out the scammers.

A 2015 AARP article stated: “More than two-thirds (70%) of American holiday shoppers who donated to a charity or fundraiser in the past 12 months did so without asking what percentage of their donation went to the fundraiser versus to the charity itself.”

So, be careful! Be vigilant!  and …

Please Report Scams

If you spot a scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Report scams online or call the FTC at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or TTY 1-866-653-4261.

Your complaint can help protect other people. By filing a complaint, you can help the FTC’s investigators identify bad business practices and scam artists, and stop a friend from over-paying. It really makes a difference.


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