Tag: florida attorney general’s consumer protection division

Ashley Moody Issues Consumer Alerts on Suspicious Crowdfunding Charity Pages

At the end of last week, the Florida Highway Patrol made the Attorney General’s Office aware of a suspicious-looking page purporting to raise money for the family of a fallen FHP trooper. In less than an hour, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, working with GoFundMe.com, secured the suspension of the page and the more than $500 that had been raised is being returned to donors.

Ashley Moody Warns Floridians About One-Ring Phone Scam

“The One-Ring Phone Scam is designed to trick targets into making costly international calls,” Moody’s office noted. “The scam begins with a call and a quick hang-up after one ring. The call is made from an international number, using numbers that at first glance appear to originate from inside the United States.