Tag: Federal Trade Commission

Honoring our Veterans; Resources for Consumer Empowerment

South San Francisco, CA  November 9, 2017  Submitted by Sheri Boles, City of SSF Honoring our Veterans November 9, 2017 by Carol Kando-Pineda; Attorney, Consumer & Business Education, FTC November 11 is Veterans Day. The origins of this annual commemoration reach back…

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month

South San Francisco, CA  October 3, 2017  Submitted by Sheri Boles, City of South San Francisco by Ari Lazarus, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC October can be full of ghouls and ghosts, but what’s scarier that you can’t see? Scammers and fraudsters who…

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

South San Francisco, CA    September 8, 2017  Submitted by Federal Trade Commission  September 8, 2017 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one…

Telemarketer 3: Rise of the Robocalls & What to do

South San Francisco, CA    March 17, 2016   Submitted by Sheri Boles, CPUC originating from Pablo Zylberglait Senior Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC Picture this: It’s dinner time. The kids are screaming. Then the phone rings just as you sit…

Scam du jour: Chip card scams

South San Francisco, CA    October 19,  2015   Submitted by Sheri Boles CPUC by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Recently, I told you about the new credit and debt chip cards designed to reduce fraud, including counterfeiting. Now, I’m reporting…

Spotting an Illegal Pyramid Scheme 101

South San Francisco, CA               August 26, 2015         Submitted by Sheri Boles, CPUC by Alvaro Puig, Consumer Education Specialist, Federal Trade Commission  Your social media feed is abuzz with stories of…