Helping Marylanders Guard Against Spammers and Scams
This week, I held a Consumer Protection Forum in Odenton (pictured below) to share tips with Marylanders about how to guard against IRS and Social Security fraud, impostor scams, data breaches and ID theft.
During the forum, representatives from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) discussed best practices for identifying common scams and protecting against them.
The Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Office of Attorney General Brian Frosh, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and the Anne Arundel County Office of the State’s Attorney were also on hand to provide information and resources to attendees.
If you were unable to attend the event and you’d like more information about consumer protection tips, visit: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/.
You may also be interested in these key resources:
- 2019 FTC Stop Scams Workbook
- FTC Scam Alerts
- FTC Fraud Trends
- FTC Tips on Avoiding a Broad Range of Scams
- ID Theft Victim Assistance
- Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division
- U.S. Postal Inspector (For filing a mail fraud complaint.)
- File a fraud claim with the FTC online, or talk to a live counsellor at 877-FTC-HELP (382-4357).
As always, if you need help with a consumer protection issue or with any other constituent service, please contact my Towson office at (410) 832-8890.
Congressman John Sarbanes
Maryland’s Third Congressional District