Fraud Prevention / Scam Information

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST FRAUD

In virtually every type of purchase or financial transaction you make, there is always the chance that you may be doing business with someone who will not provide the product or service you expect for your money. Given the wide range of possibilities for fraud, your best protection is to be an informed, educated consumer. There are several organizations that offer information and guidance to consumers:

It can be a good idea to check on these websites regularly in order to see if there are any new scams that you should be aware of at all. The Better Business Bureau issues tips and scam alerts to the public as they become aware of potential threats. One scam alert that was announced in August 2020, is the Synthetic ID theft. Learn more about this scam and other latest news on the BBB website here.

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

Search by service names:

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SOURCES:

Federal Trade Commission; Federal Citizen Information Center; State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection; State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General; State of Connecticut Department on Aging; Connecticut Better Business Bureau

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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: August2021