Avoiding Taxpayer ID Theft and Tax Season Phone Scams

Scammers target taxpayers' personal data to file fake returns and steal refunds. Filing early helps you avoid taxpayer ID theft. Learn more about tax season phone scams. | More: FCC Scam Glossary

Cell Phone Fraud Takes Many Forms

Scammers have ways to gain control of a target's private texts and calls, and may then try resetting credentials for the victim's financial data and social media accounts. Find out how to keep your crucial data safe.


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Consumer FAQ: What Is 5G?

5G networks are launching across the US. Beyond new applications and improved user experiences, what will the network upgrade mean for consumers? Learn more about what the 5G future holds.



Consumer Guides

Avoid Bill SurprisesWhat is caller ID spoofing and how does it work? Get helpful tips about what you can do if you think you're being spoofed.

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TV Channel Transition

Find out what channels are changing in your area, when the changes will occur and what you should do to ensure a smooth transition. What to Watch For | Remember to Rescan | Consumer FAQs


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Getting Connected to Broadband

Broadband improves lives for people of all ages, from connecting far-flung family members and friends to providing easy online access to a virtual world of goods and services. Learn more about how you can - and why you should - get connected.


Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau develops and implements the FCC's consumer policies and serves as the agency's connection to the American consumer.