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.