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Fraud and Consumer Issues Affecting Communities of Color: What the FTC is Doing and What you Can Do

In October 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Staff Report on its efforts to address fraud and consumer issues affecting communities of color, i.e., Black, Latino, Asian American and Native American. We review the report and outline what you can do as a consumer with the help of the FTC to combat the conduct of companies that specifically targets or disproportionately impacts these communities of color.

Learn How to Spot and Avoid a Romance Scam Don’t Let a Stranger Woo You into Sending Money!

In this episode of Level Up Law, Staff Attorney Whitney Stout provides information how romance scammers pick their victims, the kinds of stories they tell, ways they manipulate you, and tips for avoiding being scammed.

Looking for a New Job? Jobs and Business Opportunities that Might be a Scam (2020)

SCLS attorney and consumer law unit head, Susan Ingles, talks about the common pitfalls to look out for and avoid when looking for a new job. Common job scams include: -Envelop stuffing schemes -Telemarketing resale scams -Internet businesses -Assembly or craft work -Rebate processing -Mystery shopping -Multi-level marketing (MLM) -Invention promotion firms -Medical billing businesses -Money mule scams

The latest on Fraud, Holiday Scams, and the FTC’s New “Report Fraud” Website

In this installment of Level Up Law, Consumer Law Attorney Susan Ingles discusses how scammers have gone digital and cyber scams are increasing every year. She outlines holiday scams and warns consumers to be vigilant. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, shoppers are expected to spend a staggering $189 billion, according to Adobe Analytics. All that money changing hands means cybercriminals will be targeting both you and the online retailers you trust, now more than ever.

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