Beware of Robocalls Impersonating the FTC

Crooks try to convince victims that they’ll be refunded if they provide banking details

By on November 17th, 2012 14:21 GMT

The US Federal Trade Commission is warning people about scammers illegally using robocalls in an attempt to trick them into handing over personal and bank account information. To make everything more convincing, the robocalls impersonate the FTC.

Potential victims are told that they will be refunded by the FTC if they enter their bank account information into a form on ftcrefund.com.

The website has no affiliation with the agency. It’s simply part of an information-stealing scheme.

Ftcrefund.com is currently offline, but the scammers can move their operations at any time. That’s why users are advised to be extra careful if they receive robocalls pretending to be initiated by the FTC.

Individuals interested in consumer refunds are advised to visit the FTC’s official site. Those who receive fraudulent calls can file complaints on the FTC Complaint Assistant page or they can call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

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