CORONAVIRUS FRAUD IS SO BAD THE FTC IN THE US MADE A SCAM “BINGO CARD”

On 1 April, Yahoo Finance reported that the Federal Trade Commission in the US has already attempted to come down hard on scammers taking advantage of the crisis.  However, it says that things have gotten so bad that the FTC has experimented with other ways to get people to pay attention: like a “scam bingo” card.  The idea is that you use the card to check off the scammers you spotted, along with the steps you took to stop them.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-fraud-is-so-bad-the-ftc-made-a-scam-bingo-181324962.html

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https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/03/now-more-ever-spot-scams-ftcscambingo

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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