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Internet scams and other types of consumer fraud are measured in millions and billions: millions of victims and billions of dollars lost each year. To avoid these cons, consumers need to spot the warning signs of a scam.

One of the best ways to prevent falling prey to a scam artist is to learn more about specific schemes that are occurring today. On this page, the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection will present news regarding ongoing scams.

For advice and other information regarding consumer scams, please see the links provided on the following pages.

Ebola Virus Scams

Flipping Money on Social Media Scam

Medical Device Scam

Grandparent Scam

Craigslist Employment Scam

After Death ("Ghosting") Scam

Online Dating Scam

Jury Duty Scam

Utilities Fraud

Card-Cracking Scam

One Ring Scam

Funeral Scam

Tax Preparation Scam

Post Disaster

STAR Re-Registration

Debt Collection Scams

AT&T Sim Card Scam

Airline Tickets Scam

Visa Application Scam

Disney Vacation Scam

Smishing Identity Theft Scams

Senior Citizen Medical Alert Scam

Use Caution When Purchasing and Operating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Scammers claim to be from the Do Not Call Registry

Time-Share Resale Scams

Governor Cuomo Warns New Yorkers to Avoid Home Building Contractor Scams

Scam Alert Archive