Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment Fraud

By Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC June 3, 2020 Is a scammer getting unemployment benefits in your name? Editor’s note: This summer, Butler County has experienced a rise in unemployment fraud. Here are some resources should...
Online Shopping Retailers and Rights

Online Shopping Retailers and Rights

June 30, 2021 by Colleen Tressler Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Shopping Online?  Know your Retailer and your Rights COVID opened the door for scammers to double down on their worst practices, while preying on consumers during an unprecedented...
Online Shopping Retailers and Rights

Online Shopping Tips

June 18, 2021 by Alvaro Puig Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Ahh, summer. Ten sweet yet short weeks to enjoy some of your favorite traditions. Maybe it’s sipping lemonade on the porch or vacationing at the beach. Now that you think about it, you might decide to...
Identity Theft Victim Checklist

Identity Theft Victim Checklist

By the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) June 28, 2021 Identity Theft Victim Checklist Identity theft is one of the top three consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC’s annual look at its Consumer Sentinel Network database of...
No Money, Honey

No Money, Honey

By Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC May 11, 2021 Editor’s note: You’ve heard about romance scams and thought, “who would fall for that?” Believe it or not, we see a lot of romance scams right here in Butler County and have foiled many fraud attempts at...