Consumer Alerts

Ignore Bogus COVID Vaccine Survey  •  The FTC warns of people receiving unsolicited emails and texts, asking them to complete a limited-time survey about the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine. In exchange, people are offered a free reward, but asked to pay shipping fees.  This is a SCAM.  Read more here.
How to avoid COVID-19 government impostor scams  •  Story here
How to use your Economic Impact Payment prepaid debit card without paying a fee  •  Story here
Federal Trade Commission warns, “Not every COVID-19 testing site is legit”  •  Visit the FTC’s website here
Federal Communications Commission offers Consumer Help Center.  •  Click here to learn more about phone scammers offering free home testing kits, promoting bogus cures, and selling health insurance, among other schemes.
FBI says, “Protect Your Wallet—and Your Health—from Pandemic Scanners.”  •  Click here for an interview with the head of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section about the latest scams the FBI is investigating and tips on how to protect yourself.
FEMA offers Coronavirus Rumor Control page.  •  Click here for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s center for helping to “distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”