Econsumer.gov: International scam fighter
No; this isn’t an action movie. But new enhancements to econsumer.gov — and a new interactive international dashboard for Consumer Sentinel reports — give the FTC, other government agencies, and people across the globe scam-fighting powers that rival those of an action hero. Econsumer.gov is a site created in 2001 by members of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), to gather and share consumer complaints about international scams. The FTC leads the econsumer.gov project.
One of the new interactive dashboards is based on econsumer.gov reports. It identifies the world’s top fraud locations, as well as reported financial losses from this fraud. The second set of dashboards tracks international reports submitted to the Consumer Sentinel Network. These include reports filed by foreign consumers against U.S.-based companies, and reports filed by U.S. consumers against foreign companies, with data grouped by geographic region.