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Reporting fraud 101: protect your community by reporting scams


Have you or a family member or friend ever lost money to a scam? You’re not alone: last year scammers pulled in over $8 billion. But there’s a way you can help.

If you think you’ve spotted a scam, tell the FTC at to help fight fraud in your community. The FTC uses reports like yours to investigate and bring cases against fraud, scams, and bad business practices, and to spot trends and educate people about scams. To get started, go to and click on “Report Now.” You can give as much or as little detail about yourself as you’d like. After you submit a report, you’ll get steps you can take to protect yourself or try to get your money back.


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