Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release
January 13, 2020
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150
VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Moody Launches Consumer Alert Webpage
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today launched a Consumer Alert webpage full of tips and resources to help Floridians avoid scams. The webpage, MyFloridaLegal.com/ConsumerAlert, aggregates the latest OAG alerts about emerging scams, fraud tactics and what Floridians can do to avoid falling victim.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Scammers are working around the clock to steal your hard-earned money, so we must work just as hard to prevent fraud and protect Floridians. But we can’t win this fight alone. Often the best way to stop a scam is to make sure people have the tools to avoid falling victim. That is why I am launching our new Consumer Alert webpage—so Floridians can learn about the latest scams conveniently, in one location. Please remember, educating yourself about the latest scams and taking steps to avoid falling victim will help us build a stronger, safer Florida.”
The Consumer Alert program is an early initiative of Attorney General Moody’s administration. During the past year, Attorney General Moody issued dozens of Consumer Alerts. Topics run the gamut from the one-ring phone scam to moving scams and odometer fraud.
Linked below are just a few of the Consumer Alerts issued this past year:
CONSUMER ALERT: Gift Card Resale Scams Peak in January
CONSUMER ALERT: Imposters Spoof FDLE Phone Numbers
CONSUMER ALERT: Check For Odometer Fraud Before Purchasing a Vehicle
CONSUMER ALERT: Equifax Email Phishing Scam
CONSUMER ALERT: One-Ring Phone Scam Designed to Entice Return Calls
CONSUMER ALERT: Avoid Moving Scams
CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Conversation Hijacking Scams
Consumer Alerts issued by Attorney General Moody are linked on the new webpage and can be viewed by clicking here.
Attorney General Moody appreciates the Florida media’s efforts to help spread the word about emerging scams. Media coverage of the OAG Consumer Alerts has reached millions of Floridians.
If you encounter a scam or become aware of a new fraud tactic, please report it to the Florida Attorney General’s Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or visit MyFloridaLegal.com.
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The Florida Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division issues Consumer Alerts to inform Floridians of emerging scams, new methods used to commit fraud, increased reports of common scams, or any other deceptive practice. Consumer Alerts are designed to notify Floridians about scams and available refunds in an effort to prevent financial losses or other harm caused by deceptive practices. Anyone encountering a scam should report the incident to the Florida Attorney General's Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.