What do you do if you are smart enough to smell an online fraud and want to contact authorities?
For example, yesterday I got an automated email notice from Amazon for the purchase of a blue ladies jacket. Immediately I left the computer, found my wife, and asked her if she had just ordered it.
She had. But what if she had not? What would we do next other than call the credit card company? How do you shut down a fraudulent site?
That little story motivates today’s post,which is a public public service announcement.
They have a new video, appropriate titled “How to file a complaint.” It includes examples of things someone might complain about. You can also try here or (in spanish) here or even the same video on youtube (Isn’t wonderful to see our government move into the modern age?).
People can help stop scams, rip-offs and fraudsters by sharing their experience with the FTC.
Got any other tips for what to do? Leave comments here…