Washington Post

Is ‘the IRS’ asking you to pay by gift card? It’s the latest ‘impostor’ scam.

Cash is not king when it comes to the latest round of scams.

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to consumers that criminals are posing as government officials and asking people to use a gift card to pay a bogus tax bill or get a new Medicare card.

Those Chinese-language robocalls are a scam to get your bank information, officials say

If you live in Washington, D.C., or another U.S. metropolitan area, you may have noticed that you’re on the receiving end of a barrage of Chinese-language robo-calls. The calls bring alarming news, and federal regulators and law-enforcement agencies say the automated messages are part of a nationwide scam targeting Chinese communities in the United States.

Consumer Groups Urge New FCC Chairman Not to Reverse Robo-Call Limits For Student Debt Collectors

Consumer advocates are urging Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to uphold rules restricting companies from inundating people with cellphone calls to collect money owed to or guaranteed by the government, including federal student loans, mortgages and taxes.