Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and Frauds
Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and
Here are some of the
latest Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.
Cars - Computers -
Employment - Family - Federal Programs - Food
Health - Housing - Money - Small Business - Travel - And
Consumers Pay Big for Dangerous Downloads -
National Consumers League's Internet Fraud Watch warns consumers that downloading certain programs on their
computers for entertainment may cost them hundreds of dollars in unexpected telephone charges. That's because some
programs are designed to disconnect the computer from the consumer's regular Internet service and reconnect it
directly to the entertainment provider by dialing a phone number in Africa or in another country.
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