Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issues Consumer Alerts to inform the media and the public of emerging scams, new methods used to commit fraud, trends in consumer complaints, or any other deceptive practices utilized to take advantage of Floridians. Consumer Alerts are designed to help prevent financial loss or other harm caused by scammers. They are also used to notify Floridians about available refunds, restitution and claims funds resulting from action taken by Attorney General Moody’s Consumer Protection Division.
Anyone encountering a scam should report the incident to the Florida Attorney General's Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or by filing a complaint online by clicking the link below:
Recent Consumer Alerts:
- Scammers Use LinkedIn to Execute Crypto-Investment Scheme
- Emerging Text Scam Tempts Targets with ‘Free Gifts’ for Personal Information
- Attorney General Moody Alerts Florida Wire-Fraud Victims to Reimbursement Opportunity
- Victims Losing Millions to SIM Swap Scam Found in Florida
- Using Public WiFi can Expose Personal Information
- Wrong Number Text Scam Targets Floridians
- Attorney General Moody Issues Alert About Cyberattacks Following Warning from Washington
- Beware of Scams as Tax-Filing Deadline Approaches
- Attorney General Moody Warns of Bank and Credit-Union Smishing Scams
- Previously Compromised T-Mobile Customer Information Recently Discovered on Dark Web
- Romance Scams Skyrocket as Dating Site Usage Increases through Pandemic
- Jury Duty Scams Emerge Across Florida
- Beware of COVID-19 Test Scams as Omicron Cases Increase Nationwide
- Beware of New Year’s Resolution Scams
- Robotexts Surpass Robocalls as the Most Prevalent Form of Scam Messaging to Americans
- Beware of Scam Package-Tracking Text Messages Commonly Seen During the Holidays
- Be on the Lookout for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Scams
- Beware of Phishing Websites When Holiday Shopping
- Attorney General Moody Issues Fraud Prevention Tips in Recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week
- Attorney General Moody Warns of Payment App Hack Attacks
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Take steps to protect yourself online and avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
Imposter scams occur when a scammer poses as a government representative or other official to demand money.
Tech support scams often begin with fraudulent pop-up ads falsely claiming a computer is infected with a virus or malware.