Scams and Frauds
An Incredibly Personalized Email Scam
It isn't your typical Nigerian advanced fee scheme. It is addressed to you, uses your name, and includes your family name in the content of the message. It really seems as if this person might be looking for you.
At the Gas Pump
Make sure you get what you pay for at the pump.
Canadian Lottery Scam
Another scam that targets the elderly. Find out how it works, and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
Do Not Call Registry Scam
Unscrupulous people are calling consumers who have registered on the National Do Not Call List seeking personal and financial information.
Gift Card Warning
Gift cards can make easy and convenient gifts. When you are buying gift cards, make sure you know what the restrictions are, and beware of offers for free gift cards.
Home Repair Scam
How to recognize and avoid the Home Repair Scam scam.
Ten common Internet scams. Beware!
The Ketchup/Mustard Scam is pretty common. It can happen to anyone anywhere. You can lose your wallet and more.
Liberty Discount Club and 777 Web Discount Club
Consumers are being warned about scams being perpetrated by two local Scottsdale companies, Liberty Discount Club and 777 Web Discount Club.
Medicare Prescription Drug Scam
Consumers are warned to be careful of telemarketers and door-to-door salespeople contacting seniors attempting to sell a fake Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Card.
Report a Scam in Arizona - File a Complaint in Phoenix
Find out how to report a scam or fraud, or file a complaint, in Arizona. If you have been scammed in Arizona, you should report the fraudulent activity to the proper authorities,
What To Do If You Are Scammed
Here's how and where to file a complaint.
Warning About Unauthorized Fiesta Bowl Tickets
Fiesta Bowl Tickets and BCS Championship tickets in Phoenix are hard to find. For most people, the only way to get Fiesta Bowl tickets is through an online auction or ticket broker.
IRS Email Scams
If you get an email that appears to be from the IRS or a related organization asking you to provide financial or personal information, beware! It's probably a scam.
Spring Break Scam
If you get a call asking you to wire money to a relative for an emergency, it might be either the Spring Break Scam or the Grandparent Scam.
Secret Shopper Scam
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
Holiday Donations Scams
It's great to want to help others during the Christmas holiday season, but here's how to make sure you aren't being scammed.
Magazine Sales Scam
Don't be fooled by people going door-to-door selling phony magazine subscriptions who say they are with Arizona State University.
Moving companies might try to scam you into paying more than you should. Find out what to do if you are a target of a moving company scam.