Spotting and Preventing Pandemic Scams in the Inland Empire

On September 24th the Federal Trade Commission teamed up with Ethnic Media Services and numerous newspaper platforms to discuss the on-going scams going on for many consumers. Sandy Close from Ethnic Media services moderated the meeting and there were a few key topics of discussion that were highlights during the call.

  • Online Shopping Scams are the #1 reported scam.
  • Out of 206,000 reports to the FTC, over 109,000 are about Fraud.
  • $146,000,000 reported lost in Pandemic Fraud reports.
  • Consumers are 80% more likely to protect themselves if they are aware of scams
  • Find consumer advice at ftc.gov/coronavirus

Watch the entire meeting here: 

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