November 30, 2020

Volume X, Number 335

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New Cyber Fraud Reporting Platform!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced creation of ReportFraud.ftc.gov so “consumers will find a streamlined and user-friendly way to submit reports to the FTC about scams, frauds, and bad business practices. The FTC has long encouraged consumers to report these issues to the FTC when they encounter them—whether or not they lost money to the fraud.”  The October 22, 2020 press release entitled “FTC Announces New Fraud Reporting Platform for Consumers: ReportFraud.ftc.gov” with these comments:

One new feature of the site is that consumers who file a report will receive next steps from the FTC with advice on what to do based on their particular report.

The FTC has more information available for consumers, including a new video explaining how the site works.

The site takes the place of the FTC Complaint Assistant, and consumers visiting that site will be redirected to ReportFraud.ftc.gov to share their information.

The site is also in Spanish at ReporteFraude.ftc.gov.

Good to see these new websites given the volumn of Fraud during COVID-19!

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