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Nikki Fried Offers Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Being Scammed

With May marking Older Americans Month, last week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumers Services Nikki Fried shared tips to recognize and avoid consumer fraud scams, specifically those that target seniors. “With $3 billion in...

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians as FTC Reports 70 Percent Increase in Fraud Losses

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis cautioned Floridians about a major rise in fraud losses nationwide and offering tips to prevent scams. Recent data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that...

Most Voters Want a Bipartisan Commission to Investigate 2020 Election Irregularities

One Hill-HarrisX poll released last month showed a majority of those surveyed--65 percent-- say they are confident in the current voting system and confident that the processing of the votes is fair and accurate. However, 35 percent said they don’t trust the process.

Jimmy Patronis Urges Floridians to Take Steps to Safeguard Finances from Fraud During Financial...

“With people spending more time than ever in front of their computers due to COVID, cybercriminals have ample opportunities to target their next victim."

Jimmy Patronis Warns of Black Friday Scams

As Floridians begin their search for holiday shopping deals this week, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warned consumers to beware of potential scams surrounding Black Friday and offers four tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.

Donald Trump Signs Florida Delegation Backed-Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls Into Law

Back in May, on a 97-1 vote, the U.S. Senate passed Thune‘s “Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act” which, according to supporters, “gives regulators more time to find robocall scammers, increases penalties for violators, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address obstacles to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout laws.” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., cast the only vote against the proposal.

Congressional Reps Weigh in on VA Fraud Arrests in South Florida

Ten officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and five vendors were arrested in a fraud scheme based out of South Florida. 

Top Consumer Complaints Range From Fraud to Spoof Calls

CFA combines detailed reports submitted from 35 state and local consumer agencies across 21 states.

Florida Democrats Showcase New Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried

Fried’s team presented her as an “advocate for children, schools, and medical marijuana, taking office with a bold agenda” and listed out several of her priorities.