This is you. You’ve been ripped off or you've spotted a scam. Don’t keep it to yourself. Take it to the Federal Trade Commission by filing a complaint. What kind of complaint? The Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s consumer protection agency. So if a business doesn’t deliver on its promises, or if someone cheats you out of your money, the Federal Trade Commission wants to hear about it.
Cartoon Man 1:
I bought a phone card with 350 minutes of calling time, but it cut me off after 20.
Cartoon Man 2:
I’m getting bills for things I didn’t buy; I think someone stole my identity.
Cartoon Woman 1:
The letter said I won a sweepstakes, but I had to wire money to cover the taxes. I did,— and never heard from them again.
Cartoon Man 3:
I responded to an ad online for a free trial offer, but then I started seeing charges for it every month.
Cartoon Woman 2:
I thought the email was from someone who saw my resume and wanted to hire me. But they asked for my bank account number. I reported it to the Federal Trade Commission.
Telling the Federal Trade Commission helps us stop rip-offs, scams and fraudsters. Your complaints matter here. To file a complaint, just go to ftc.gov/complaint, click on the link to the “Federal Trade Commission Complaint Assistant,” and answer the questions. Or call 1-877-FTC-HELP. That’s all there is to it. If you’ve been ripped off or scammed, complain to the Federal Trade Commission. It can help put the bad guys out of business.