Did you receive a call from someone claiming to work with the FTC? Was the caller promising to help you get a refund from the agency? This is a SCAM. Never send money or provide bank account numbers and other sensitive information to those promising you refunds. Remember; the FTC doesn’t make outgoing phone calls to contact people, they don’t ask consumers to provide banking or sensitive information, they don’t ask you to send money, and if refunds are part of a FTC settlement, the FTC provides the funds by check. Even if the Caller ID says the name of an organization you recognize or trust, be skeptical. Scammers will use technology which can display legitimate numbers which coerce you into responding.
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