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Avoid Hurricane Scams and Fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeing an increase in websites soliciting for charitable donations to aid hurricane survivors. This page provides consumer advice on how to spot scams rela... Details >

U.S. General Services Administration

Consumer Action Website

Get help with consumer problems and complaints. Find consumer contacts at hundreds of companies and trade associations, local, state, and federal government agencies, national consumer organizations, ... Details >

Federal Citizen Information Center, U.S. General Services Administration

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Alert: Medicare Part D Solicitations

Information about the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is in the news just about every day. Scam artists also follow the headlines, and they are reportedly contacting seniors claiming to represe... Details >

Federal Trade Commission

Health Quackery: Spotting Health Scams  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

Quacks — people who sell unproven remedies — have been around for years. Today they have more ways than ever to peddle their wares. In addition to TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, infomercials, mail,... Details >

National Institute on Aging Information Center


IGNet links the Offices of Inspector General who conduct audits, inspections, and investigations in more than 60 Federal agencies, as well as their peers in state and local government, education, and ... Details >

Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form (3500)

This MedWatch Online form is available to you for the voluntary reporting of serious adverse events, potential and actual medical product errors, and product quality problems associated with the use o... Details >

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Miracle Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism

Also available in: Spanish 

Remember the first rule of thumb for evaluating health claims: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This brochure will help you spot false and unsubstantiated claims. It describes some ty... Details >

Federal Trade Commission

National Consumer Organizations

These organizations define their missions as consumer assistance, protection and/or advocacy and can be of assistance in matters related to fraud and scams.... Details >

Federal Citizen Information Center, U.S. General Services Administration

National Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch  External Link

The National Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch, operated by the National Consumers League, gives consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet... Details >

National Consumers League  External Link

Protecting Yourself Against Health Fraud

An index of selected information gathered from various government agencies that adress health fraud - includes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).... Details >

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration