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...
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...
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.
“With people spending more time than ever in front of their computers due to COVID, cybercriminals have ample opportunities to target their next victim."
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.
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.
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.
CFA combines detailed reports submitted from 35 state and local consumer agencies across 21 states.
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.