With it being National Consumer Protection Week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody warned Floridians of smishing scams that are targeting bank or credit union customers. Financial institutions will never ask for account numbers, PIN numbers,...
To highlight these scams and provide resources for Floridians to share with loved ones, especially seniors, Moody’s Scams at a Glance program released downloadable brochures detailing information about how to spot common COVID-19 and stimulus scams to stop fraud in its tracks. The brochures are printable and available in both English and Spanish.
Moody’s Price Gouging Hotline remains active and the office’s Consumer Protection Division is still assisting consumers and reviewing complaints related to price increases on commodities essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and other concerns related to the pandemic’s impact on consumer transactions.
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.
Last November, the attorney general’s Florida Military and Veteran Assistance Program and Bay Area Legal Services’ Florida Veterans Legal Helpline partnered to bolster ongoing efforts to protect Florida veterans and service members. With the recent one-year anniversary of the partnership, Moody encouraged service members and veterans to continue using the helpline for essential services and benefits tailored to protect our military community.
With the holiday season fast approaching, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced this week that is building on her Scams at a Glance program with a ‘Tis the Season' edition.
Moody, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Association of Mature American Citizens, American Seniors Association and the Florida Council on Aging met virtually towards the end of last week to discuss emerging scams designed to target older Floridians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With reports from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) about a growing number of scams and fraud in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis offered tips for residents of the Sunshine State.