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Scam Warnings, Active Scams

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Protect yourself by knowing common or ongoing scams

COVID-19 scams

Protect yourself from ongoing scams during this pandemic.


Tax/IRS scams

Did someone contact you claiming to be from the IRS and ask for personal information? See our page on Tax Scams and Frauds to be sure it really is the IRS.

Section 8 housing waiting list scams

If you search online for a Section 8 voucher waiting list, the top search results often are fake, scam websites. Protect yourself by reading about the details here provided by the FTC.

Scam Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

What to know and do about scams in the news from the FTC.

FTC sends DeVry refund checks
by Bridget Small
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

As part of its settlement with DeVry University, FTC is mailing 173,155 refund checks worth more than $49 million to some students who attended the school between 2008 and 2015.

Fake loan-matching site put consumers at risk

by Bridget Small
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Some scammers build and market websites that claim to offer loan-matching services. The sites convince people to share personal information, but instead of delivering help, the

July 2017
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