One season that never seems to end is scam season.
365体育世界杯Now the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that thieves are using the Federal Trade Commission nameplate to come after your money. How this scam works is like this, according to the BBB.
You get a letter from the FTC, with letterhead that looks official. In the letter, the BBB says, you are under suspicion of terrorism and money laundering because of your online and financial activities. You are then informed the FTC will be monitoring you.
While the letter does not ask for anything, the BBB says officials at the actual Federal Trade Commission believe it’s the first step. The next step could be phone calls demanding money, the BBB says. The BBB scam tracker has received reports of calls such as those as someone claims to be working with the FTC or is a federal investigator. From there, it’s the usual threat of having to send money via prepaid gift cards in order to avoid prosecution.
The BBB reports that one victim, after calling into question the validity of the demand, was told the call was being recorded and anything she said could be used against her.
The BBB advises that no matter what a scammer demands, just hang up The FTC does not send intimidating letters or make threatening phone calls, the BBB says. Neither will it ask for payment through the use of prepaid gift cards. In fact, no government agency will ask for payment through the use of gift cards, cryptocurrency or by wiring money.
You can learn more about this kind of scam at and stay out of a scammer’s trap, visit . If you think you are the victim of a scam, call law enforcement and report the scam to .
365体育世界杯Hopefully, this will help you not fall prey to a scam.