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 - Education - Employment - Family - Federal Programs - Food
Health - Housing -
Small Business - Travel - And more...
2004 Fraud Trends: Consumers Being
Hounded by Phishing Scams -
Experts are increasingly concerned about phishing, schemes in which ID thieves trick consumers into
providing their personal information by pretending to be a retailer, financial institution, government
agency, or other trusted party. Phishers often use scare tactics, saying thing like: there is a problem with
your last payment, or your account is about to be closed to prompt people to respond immediately with the
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