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:
- Do Not Pay to Reserve a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
- Watch Out for Fraud as $166 Billion in Stimulus Payments are Deposited and Mailed
- Attorney General Moody Issues Tips for Guarding Against Identity Theft
- Beware of Pet Purchasing Scams this Holiday Season
- Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine and Distribution Scams
- Attorney General Moody Secures More Than $2 Million In COVID-19 Recoveries for Florida Consumers
- Beware of COVID-19 Texting Scam
- Be Proactive to Prevent Cybercrime this 2020 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Deadline to Claim Millions in Tech Support Scams Restitution Approaches
- Beware of Charity Scams When Giving to Help Hurricane Sally Recovery Efforts
- Attorney General Moody Warns of U.S. Census Scams as Deadline Extended
- New COVID-19 Twist on Common Imposter Scam
- Attorney General Moody Recovers More Than $1 Million for Consumers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- 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
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.