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Guarding Against Ebola-Related Charity Scams

Urgent appeals for aid that you get by phone or mail, by e-mail, on websites, or even in person, may not be on the up-and-up. Unfortunately, legitimate charities face competition from fraudsters who either solicit for bogus charities or aren’t honest about how a so-called charity will use your contribution.

Model State Consumer and Investor Guidance on Virtual Currency

The increased interest in virtual currency and other payments innovations has led to the rapid emergence of different types of currencies and payments mechanisms. It is important for consumers and investors to educate themselves with accurate information to make informed decisions about this innovative and evolving industry.

Who's Calling? That Debt Collector Could Be a Fake

Consumers across the country report that they're getting telephone calls from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never received or on loans they did receive but for amounts they do not owe. Others are receiving calls from people seeking to recover on loans consumers received but where the creditors never authorized the callers to collect for them.

New Variation on Telephone Collection Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans

The typical payday loan scam involves a caller who claims the victim is delinquent on a payday loan and must make payment to avoid legal consequences. Callers pose as representatives of legitimate-sounding agencies, and claim to be collecting debts for various companies.

Debit Card "Phishing"

Consumers beware of automated "robo" calls to your phones which may state that your debit card has been de-activated. Consumers should never respond to these types of calls.  If you have any concerns contact your bank or credit union directly and report this possible fraud.

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