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Consumer Protection Fraud Report

Thank you for visiting the Consumer Protection Fraud Report. Scams and scammers are everywhere these days, and you can never be too careful. Below is a brief list of just a few of the scams that have been reported to us. Please take a moment to review the summaries of each, and click on the links provided for more information. Remember: Being informed is the best way to avoid becoming their next victim!

 

Consumer Fraud Alert - Sweepstakes Scammers Who Claim to Be DCRA Officials

Scammers Targeting Elderly

Please be advised that individuals claiming to be working for “Consumer Affairs,” or “Consumer and Regulatory Affairs,” are contacting the elderly and otherwise vulnerable, claiming that they have won a sweepstakes or lottery, and then convincing their victims to send money in order to “secure their winnings.” This is fraud. Do not give these individuals any money or any information about yourself or your finances. Read More

 

Police Impersonator Phone Scam

(Washington, DC)  — The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public about a consumer scam that is becoming more common. Consumers should be ever vigilant and always question why.  Business’ and law enforcement agencies won’t mind and actually appreciate when consumer’s question the legitimacy of correspondence or bills. So for your own protection consumers should scrutinize anything that is asking for or offering something. Read More

 

Know the Signs of Health Insurance Exchange Fraud

DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking and DC Health Benefit Exchange warn would-be scammers “we will find you” and encourageresidents to be informed and protect their personal information

(Washington, DC)  — The District’s insurance regulator and exchange director today encourage residents to watch out for scam artists trying to take advantage of you while shopping for health insurance on the city’s new online marketplace, DC Health Link, opening Oct 1, 2013. Read More