Scam alert: Fake FTC email pops up again

ID-100215081

Just when you thought you’d never see a scam again, it pops right back up. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission is saying about a scam they first talked about in 2015.

The scam works like this. The fraudster pretends to be from the FTC and emails people, telling them they’re under investigation and to click on a link for more information.

Here’s an example of what the email might say:

“This notification has been automatically sent to you because we have received a consumer complaint, claiming that your company is violating the CCPA (Consumer Credit Protection Act).
According to our policy, we have initiated a formal investigation before taking legal action. You can download the document containing the complaint and the plaintiff contact information, from…” followed by a link.

These emails are phishing scams that look to steal your personal information by getting the victim to click on a link.

Remember, do not click on the link provided. The federal government doesn’t tell people they are under investigation by email.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s