Each year, consumers lose billions of dollars due to fraud. Scammers use creative approaches to encourage consumers to part with their hard-earned money and/or their personally identifying information. Understanding how scams work, and knowing how to avoid them, can help protect consumers from falling victim.
Before I Hire a Home Improvement Contractor (video)
The Division of Consumer Protection presents a short video on how easily you can be victimized by unscrupulous home improvement contractors and provides tips on how to help prevent becoming a victim.
Anatomy of a Scam
Understand how scammers use various techniques to try to defraud consumers.
Tips to Avoid Scams
Follow these steps to help avoid falling victim to scams.
How to Report Scam E-mails
Report e-mails you suspect are fake to the authorities.
Read about recent consumer scams affecting New York consumers.
Last Modified: October 1, 2014