Beware of Phone and Online Scams

Scammers can be very convincing. They call, email, and send us text messages trying to get our money or our sensitive personal information — like our Social Security number or account numbers. And they're good at what they do. Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one.

To report a scam you can submit a claim with the Federal Trade Commission at www.reportfraud.ftc.gov.

You can also check out what is going on in your state or area by visiting ftc.gov/exploredata.