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Video Resources

Resources to assist consumers who have been scammed.

There are many resources available to help prevent scams. Checkout these videos to learn more.

How to File a Complaint

Complaints help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice and put an end to unfair and misleading business practices. If you have a complaint, file it online or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.


Protect Your Computer from Malware

Malware is short for “malicious software." It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and control your online activity. Learn more about how to avoid, detect, and get rid of malware.


Free Trials Can Cost You

Free trial programs often come with catches — expensive catches. If you get an offer to try a product or service for "free" be sure to read the fine print and know how to stop a company from billing you if you're not interested in buying after the trial period is over.


Money Wiring Scams

This video shows some common money wiring scams, and what happens to some people who meet the scams.


IdentityTheft.gov Helps You Report and Recover from Identity Theft

Is someone using your personal information to open new accounts, make purchases or get benefits? Report it at IdentityTheft.gov and get a free personal recovery plan.

Online Romance Imposter Scams

Imposters promise romance to users of online dating sites to trick them into sending money.


IRS Imposter Scams

Free trial programs often come with catches — expensive catches. If you get an offer to try a product or service for "free" be sure to read the fine print and know how to stop a company from billing you if you're not interested in buying after the trial period is over.


Fraud Affects Every Community: Imposter Scams (Spanish with English subtitles)

The first-person story of a woman who was harassed by scammers impersonating court officials and lawyers, who tried to coerce her into paying hundreds of dollars for a debt she didn’t owe.


Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

You’ve probably seen ads promising help with your student loan debt. Some are scams – here are tips to avoid them.


How Scammers Tell You To Pay

By learning how scammers ask you to pay, find out how to spot – and stop – scams.