This week is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), a period of time in which the US Federal Trade Commission joins forces with local, state, and national partners to bring awareness and recognition to issues surrounding online scams, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues. Having an increased reliance on technology to work, learn, and play during the pandemic has led many families to increase their online shopping and increase their social presence, inviting a little more risk into their lives regarding scams. Read these quick tips to avoid falling victim to an online scam.
While it is important to be aware of online scams ahead of time, it is too common to be in a situation where you’ve already been scammed. If that is the case, here is what to do with information from the Federal Trade Commission: