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.