Free Consumer Protection Publications

 About Email Scams, the Internet Frauds, Identity Theft and How to Report Frauds

Now you can get free, useful consumer information in the form of free, downloadable guides, fact sheets, booklets and how-to's from consumer protections organizations and state and federal government agencies, like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  This information is direct from the FTC's website! Just scroll down the page (unless you want information to protect your business, then see this page, Publications and information for Businesses)

Popular Free Publications:

General scam information

Adult Content and Gambling

Auctions Scams on eBay, Craig's List, etc.

Automobiles and Truck buying, maintenance, loans, etc.

  • Keys to Vehicle Leasing - Explains the differences between leasing and buying a car. Sample leasing form explains information required on a lease agreement, as well as buyer rights and responsibilities. 4"x9", 6 pages, color.
  • Buying A New Vehicle (PDF)
  • Buying A Used Vehicle (PDF)
  • As Is Cars: Know the Warning Signs Poster (English)  
    (En Espaņol)  (Chinese)  (Korean)

Charity scams

Credit and Lending Issues

Dating scams

Debit Card and Automatic Debit Scams

Diet and weight loss scams

Franchise Business Scams

Funeral scams and shopping for burial services

Identity Theft

Investment Scams

IRS and tax scams

Jobs / Employment Scams

Lottery Scams

Malware and viruses

  • OnGuard Online: Stop. Think. Click. [PDF] [en espa'ol] - Tips to help computer users be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. 4"x9", 16 pages, color.
  • Stop.Think.Click: 7 Practices for Safer Computing [PDF]
  • OnGuard Online Bookmark [PDF] - Provides tips to help computer users be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. 2.5"x7", 2 pages, color.
  • OnGuard Online Poster [PDF] - Provides tips to help computer users be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. 2.5"x7", 2 pages, color.

Small business scams

Shopping Online

Social Networks and Online Gaming

Spam

Tech support scams

Telemarketing and Phone Scams

Telephones - Unauthorized Charges

Telephone Services

Work at Home / Work from Home Scams

 


Your Rights and Laws to Protect Consumers

Consumer Alerts

Promotional Items

Articles You can reprint these articles in your newsletter, magazine or website.

And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive.  We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!

 

 


 

For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.

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