Frauds & Rip-Offs

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Better Business Bureau
For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs.

Consumer Safety Guide
Consider us a comprehensive resource for information about faulty medical devices, FDA alerts, and any other information about dangerous consumer products.

Read about the top three things you can do to protect yourself from scams and fraud.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internet fraud is the use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them. Internet crime schemes steal millions of dollars each year from victims and continue to plague the Internet through various methods.

The Federal Trade Commission
Deter. Detect. Defend. Avoid ID Theft: Read about identity theft and what one can do about it. This site is provided by the Federal Trade Commission. is a project of the National Consumers League (fraud information) is the product of decades of consumer education and advocacy related to fraud prevention. has helped millions of consumers protect themselves and loved ones against malicious scams. – ID fraud protection
There are several tips and tricks you can use to minimise the chances that fraudsters will get your details. This Q&A site explains it all.

Nolo (legal information)
Our mission is to help consumers and small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions.

Top Internet Scams Affecting The Elderly (2019)
An estimate of about 5 percent of the elderly population (which equates to around two to three million people) suffer from some sort of scam every year. What’s worse, it’s very likely an underestimate because it’s expected that a large percentage of Internet scams go unreported. This site gives you excellent information to protect yourself and your loved ones against being scammed.

The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors
The best way to protect yourself online is to know what to expect. This website will help you understand some popular threats and learn how to avoid them. With good habits and strong security software, you’ll be able to browse safely, check in on your loved ones, and enjoy all the benefits of being connected.

US Government – Scams and Frauds
Find information on common scams and frauds that can happen to you.

Whistleblowers:  How Can Whistleblowers Help Fight Fraud?
Our goal at is to provide the public and our readers with the information needed to file a qui tam, or whistleblower, lawsuit against companies that commit fraud. Through this website, we hope to empower individuals to stand out against these companies and give them the confidence that comes with having a reliable legal team behind them.