Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issues Consumer Alerts to inform the media and the public of emerging scams, new methods used to commit fraud, trends in consumer complaints, or any other deceptive practices utilized to take advantage of Floridians. Consumer Alerts are designed to help prevent financial loss or other harm caused by scammers. They are also used to notify Floridians about available refunds, restitution and claims funds resulting from action taken by Attorney General Moody’s Consumer Protection Division.
Anyone encountering a scam should report the incident to the Florida Attorney General's Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or by filing a complaint online by clicking the link below:
Recent Consumer Alerts:
- Deadline Approaching for Restitution Claims in Yahoo Data Breach Case
- Millions Available in Tech Support Scam Restitution as August Deadline Approaches
- Three National Credit Reporting Agencies Offering Free Weekly Credit Reports
- Attorney General Moody Warns Floridians of Lottery Scam Targeting Seniors
- Beware of Fake COVID-19 Contact Tracing Calls
- Attorney General Moody Warns of Work-from-Home Employment Scams Targeting College Students
- Attorney General Moody Takes Action to Stop COVID-19 Grant Scam Targeting Seniors
- Attorney General Moody Seeks Information on Privacy Protections for Children Using TikTok App
- Beware of Robocall, Phishing and Imposter Scams as Florida Reopens
- Nursing Homes Can’t Claim Your Loved Ones Stimulus Payments
- New Websites Selling PPE Take Money, Don’t Deliver Gear
- Don’t Give Scammers Your Personal Information Through Online Games
- Track Stimulus Payment to Prevent Fraud
- COVID-19 Robocall Scams Abound
- Scammers Know Direct Deposit Stimulus Payments are on the Way
- Protect Your Private Meetings from Zoombombing
- Scammers Exploit US Census and COVID-19 to Rip Off Floridians
- Scammers Use COVID-19 Stimulus Package to Target Floridians
- Guard Against Hackers When Working From Home
- New COVID-19 Related Scams Emerge as Virus Spreads
Search an alphabetical listing of all of the consumer protection topics housed in the categories above.
Take steps to protect yourself online and avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
Imposter scams occur when a scammer poses as a government representative or other official to demand money.
Tech support scams often begin with fraudulent pop-up ads falsely claiming a computer is infected with a virus or malware.