Since taking office, my Consumer Protection Division has recovered more than $310 million in total relief for Florida—with more than $236 million in direct relief for consumers across the country, including credit monitoring, debt forgiveness, restitution and other relief.
While I’m proud of the work we do to fight fraud and recover lost funds, sometimes the best way to protect consumers is to make sure they are equipped with the knowledge to avoid scams. So, this week, I highlighted some of the ways we help Floridians stay protected from scams through an online social media campaign.
One of our most successful educational tools is our Consumer Alert program. Over the past three years, we have issued more than 100 alerts to warn Floridians about everything from malware attacks to imposter scams.
Another tool we use to reach Floridians is Scams at a Glance. This program includes easy-to-share resources with valuable information about common scams and tips on how to keep clear of scammers. The Scams at a Glance resources are downloadable brochures that are available in both English and Spanish, with topics covering Charity Scams, Cryptocurrency Scams, IRS Imposters, Phantom Debt and more.
To access both our Consumer Alerts and Scams at a Glance resources, visit MyFloridaLegal.com.
By staying informed about common and emerging scams, you can help us build a Stronger, Safer Florida.