New FTC rule aims to crack down on impersonation scams

Apr 2, 2024
Posing as a bank or other trusted institution to cheat the public will be outlawed and the agency will get new tools to go after scammers.
Scammers often may already have lots of your personal information thanks to data breaches, allowing them to sound more convincing.
Ton Photograph/Getty Images

Yes, young people can fall victim to scams

Anti-scam education “is not information to just pass on to your grandmother,” says Emma Fletcher of the Federal Trade Commission.
Rip-off schemes involving investments, jobs and online shopping usually target younger people, says Emma Fletcher, senior data researcher at the Federal Trade Commission.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images