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Targeting September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)
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DCA warns New Yorkers about 10 Worst Everyday Scams and How to Avoid Them
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If you’re planning to buy a used car, make sure to protect yourself from recalled cars, flood damaged cars, and other deceptive practices by dealerships. Read Buying a Used Car Tips.
Avoid charity scams by doing research on the organization before you donate. Get more tips from DCA.
DCA warns New Yorkers about scams related to COVID-19.
February 24, 2017: DCA is advising any New Yorker that receives a communication from “email@example.com” or any other email address claiming to be from DCA that does not end in “@dca.nyc.gov” to delete it immediately. Learn more about fraudulent complaint notices.
Don't click on links in an email unless you know who sent it. Beware of ransomware, a malware that prevents you from using your computer until you pay money to the scammer. .
The New York City Consumer Protection Law prohibits deceptive trade practices. Learn how to spot it and what you can do about it (in )
Planning a funeral can be a vulnerable and difficult time, but some unscrupulous funeral homes will take advantage of that. Read Funeral Planning Guide.
Be on alert for scams during the holiday season – unfortunately scammers try to take advantage of people and their generosity. Read Holiday Shopping Tips.
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Beware of attractive online ads such as free trial offers to work-at-home opportunities that could be scams to steal your money and identity. Download the guide (in ).
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Seen an ad for a free puppy but then turns out you need to wire money to ship it? It could be a scam! .
Predatory lending is a growing concern in New York City and nationally, one that is disproportionally affecting immigrant New Yorkers and those with low incomes who are already struggling to make ends meet. Combating predatory lending, beginning with the used car industry, is a strategic priority of DCA. Learn how DCA can help you avoid a bad deal at a used car dealership.
Grandparent scams can cost seniors an average of $30,000. Don't become a victim, get tips from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on (in ).
Older adults face unique consumer challenges. Read Consumer Protection Tips for Older Adults
Callers were pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and spoofing their caller ID to make it seem like they are calling from a New York area code. These callers ask questions about the status of a VCF claim, state that you may be entitled to money, and/or ask for personal information (e.g., Social Security Number) in order to mail a claim package or file a claim on your behalf. If you suspect the caller is not VCF staff, HANG UP and call the VCF Helpline directly at 1-855-885-1555 or visit .
Note: You can file a complaint about imposter/scam calls to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or online at .
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Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayScammers are manipulating caller ID to show they are calling from a utility company or government agency and demanding money or personal information (e.g., Social Security Number). Don't fall for it!
Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayIf you encounter an imposter caller or scam call, hang up and report the call to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or online at .
Planning a vacation? Beware of travel scams that can lead to a vacation nightmare, such as phony vacation giveaways or rental listing scams. .