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FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Consumer Alert: Attorney General Moody Launches Consumer Alert Webpage

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2020

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Florida Office of the Attorney General issued the following announcement on Jan. 13.

Attorney General Ashley Moody today launched a Consumer Alert webpage full of tips and resources to help Floridians avoid scams. The webpage, MyFloridaLegal.com/ConsumerAlert, aggregates the latest OAG alerts about emerging scams, fraud tactics and what Floridians can do to avoid falling victim.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Scammers are working around the clock to steal your hard-earned money, so we must work just as hard to prevent fraud and protect Floridians. But we can’t win this fight alone. Often the best way to stop a scam is to make sure people have the tools to avoid falling victim. That is why I am launching our new Consumer Alert webpage—so Floridians can learn about the latest scams conveniently, in one location. Please remember, educating yourself about the latest scams and taking steps to avoid falling victim will help us build a stronger, safer Florida.”

The Consumer Alert program is an early initiative of Attorney General Moody’s administration. During the past year, Attorney General Moody issued dozens of Consumer Alerts. Topics run the gambit from the one-ring phone scam to moving scams and odometer fraud.

Linked below are just a few of the Consumer Alerts issued this past year:

CONSUMER ALERT: Gift Card Resale Scams Peak in January

CONSUMER ALERT: Imposters Spoof FDLE Phone Numbers

CONSUMER ALERT: Check For Odometer Fraud Before Purchasing a Vehicle

CONSUMER ALERT: Equifax Email Phishing Scam

CONSUMER ALERT: One-Ring Phone Scam Designed to Entice Return Calls

CONSUMER ALERT: Avoid Moving Scams

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Conversation Hijacking Scams

Consumer Alerts issued by Attorney General Moody are linked on the new webpage and can be viewed by clicking here.

Attorney General Moody appreciates the Florida media’s efforts to help spread the word about emerging scams. Media coverage of the OAG Consumer Alerts has reached millions of Floridians.

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