Social Media Scams Hope to Elicit Funds from Grieving Families

Scammers are targeting grieving families, hosting fake funeral live stream Facebook posts and asking for payment to access the service. Scammers may further make fake social media pages of loved ones to post the funeral livestream.

The livestream option for funeral services is typically free to guests. If you are asked to provide payment, disengage and contact the organizer directly, such as the funeral home or the person who arranged the funeral services.

The array of scams that can occur on social media is virtually limitless. Continue reading

Attorney General Clark Releases Top 10 Scams of 2023

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Scam reports to the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) totaled 3,212 in 2023. The “computer tech support” scam took the number one spot on the list, totaling almost 25 percent of the top scams reported. Phishing … Continue reading

Vermont Flood Recovery: Beware of Scams and Price Gouging

nfortunately, scammers take advantage of people’s heightened emotional state following disasters, and the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program wants you to be aware of targeted disaster relief scams to avoid while our communities recover from the flooding. Continue reading

Help Stop Scams Now!

The Stopping Scams Together initiative encourages our community of Vermonters to identify scams and share success stories of stopping scams together. Many Vermont partners and individuals are already doing the work to understand scams and stop them. You can help too. Share your success story of stopping a scam on social and use #StopScamsVT. Continue reading

Top 10 Scams of 2023 Released by Attorney General’s Office

BURLINGTON, VT – Reports of scams to the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program totaled 3,685 in 2022. In keeping with the previous year’s trend, a scam claiming that an unauthorized order was placed, or a package is pending delivery, sometimes … Continue reading