Seniors fall victim to scammers posing as CFPB employees

older adults are victims of scammers
From the federal office we will never call to confirm that you have won the lottery, a contest, a civil lawsuit,

The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alerted residents that scammers have been using the names and images of their employees to swindle money.

The complaints specifically from older adults, who lost thousands of dollars because of scammers posing as workers of the CFPB (federal government agency responsible for consumer protection regulation in the United States).

If someone contacts you and says that they have won a civil lawsuit in a foreign country, or could receive large amounts of money unexpectedly, but need assistance from the CFPB to claim those funds, know that they are lying to you.

We will never call from the federal office to confirm that you have won the lottery, a contest, a civil lawsuit, or to tell you about other fees and taxes.

However, in certain circumstances, we will send payments to consumers who have been harmed by companies that are involved in our enforcement actions.

Learn more about the Civil Penalty Payment Fund and the directed payments administered by us at the CFPB, so you can verify if the payment you received is legitimate. We will never require you to pay to receive money. We will not ask you for additional information before you can cash a check we have sent you.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the CFPB, and you want to know if they are legitimate or a scam, you can call our consumer call center at (855) 411-2372, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A.M. to 8 p.m. West weather.

They pressure you to act immediately, or as has happened in the most recent scams involving us, the scammers threaten that the CFPB will open an investigation if you don’t send payment. They don’t want you to take the time to find out or think carefully about what’s going on before you send your money.

Report imposter scams to the Federal Reserve Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Report common consumer scams to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Today we provide you with the following report so that you can take the best measures and economic decisions.

If you want to schedule an appointment with us to clarify any concerns about this and other financial issues of general interest and guidance, as in this topic, you can do so through the following link, in this way, our specialists in charge of Jessica Aliga Froelke will be contacting you.

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