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:
- VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Exploit US Census and COVID-19 to Rip Off Floridians
- CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Use COVID-19 Stimulus Package to Target Floridians
- CONSUMER ALERT: Guard Against Hackers When Working From Home
- CONSUMER ALERT: New COVID-19 Related Scams Emerge as Virus Spreads
- CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Moody Warns Consumers to Watch for Coronavirus Scams
- CONSUMER ALERT: Deadline Extended for Victims of Tech Support Scams
- CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of New Voice Cloning Technology Scams
- CONSUMER ALERT: Report U.S. Census Scams
- CONSUMER ALERT: Watch Out for Tax Identity Theft Scams
- CONSUMER ALERT: Delivery Scam Targets Floridians to Steal Credit Card Information
- CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Charity Scams in Wake of Earthquakes in Puerto Rico
- CONSUMER ALERT: Gift Card Resale Scams Peak After Christmas
- CONSUMER ALERT: Imposters Spoof FDLE Phone Numbers
- CONSUMER ALERT: Tech Support Scammers Target Seniors
- CONSUMER ALERT: New Skimming Spoofing Stealing Scam Reported in Florida
- CONSUMER ALERT: Check For Odometer Fraud Before Purchasing a Vehicle
- CONSUMER ALERT: One-Ring Phone Scam Designed to Entice Return Calls
- CONSUMER ALERT: Crowdsourcing Scams Exploit Good Intentions
- CONSUMER ALERT: Tips to Avoid Utility Scam Phone Calls
- CONSUMER ALERT: Imposter Scammers Use Spoofing to Steal SSNs
- CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Conversation Hijacking Scams
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.