Many scammers take advantage of our familiarity with well know businesses and their logos so that you think you are receiving an email from a store that you may do business with.
Be aware of fraudulent emails purporting to be from Fed Ex advising you that they were unable to deliver a package to you and that you need to click a link to update your address or obtain the invoice to pick up a package.
Be aware of fraudulent emails indicating that an order was sent you you’re from eBay and advising to click on a link if you believe this was sent to you in error. These links may be spoofing emails, virus or phishing emails. Do not click on links. Contact ebay directly using their customer service number or email from their official website.
The Federal Trade Commission has received reports that consumers are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
On April 13, 2018, the Governor issued Executive Order B-51-18 which extended the price gouging protections under Penal Code 396 through December 4, 2018.
The Federal Trade Commission announced it has filed a lawsuit against a company Amazing Wealth Systems—also known as AWX, FBA Stores and Online Auction Center—which advertised “Get started selling on Amazon and make $5,000-10,000 in next 30 days, even if you’ve never sold anything online before”.
Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to recipients of Medicare benefits. The new cards will not have your social security number on them but will have a unique Medicare number.
We previously provided information that the Federal Trade Commission had reached a settlement with Western Union to refund money to individuals that scammers had pay money through Western Union as part of the scam. The time to file a claim for a refund has now been extended to May 31, 2018.
We have received reports that individuals have been contacted by an individual representing that he is an officer with Health & Human Services that they have received a grant from Health & Human Services and they must first pay a fee with a gift card to receive the grant. This is a scam.
We have received a recent complaint that an individual who was attempting to sell an item on Craig’s List received a fraudulent email purporting to come from Pay Pal advising them that a payment had been received and to send money for shipping costs in order to receive payment for the item they were attempting to sell.