Phony IRS Scams

Don't be fooled by a spoofed number that appears to be from the IRS. Watch out for this perennial phone scam, which is especially prevalent during tax season.


Empowering Consumers

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief Patrick Webre discusses illegal robocalls, Caller ID spoofing, bill cramming and more.


Wireless Emergency Alerts

WEA is a public safety system that allows customers to receive messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.


Communicating During Weather Emergencies

Telecommunications tips and other helpful resources to use during and after a natural disaster emergency.


Emergency Communications Tips

What should you do to prepare for a natural disaster emergency? The FCC and FEMA have tips that can help.



Holiday Consumer Tips Webinar

The FCC and FTC hosted a free webinar to share tips for consumers this holiday season.



Scams Follow Where Disaster Strikes

Scammers are always looking for new victims and, unfortunately, natural disasters leave people at their most vulnerable.


Spoofing and Caller ID

You may not be able to tell right away if an incoming call is spoofed. If you're suspicious about a call, don't respond to any requests for personal information and hang up.



File a Complaint with the FCC


Visit our Consumer Complaint Center at to file a complaint or tell us your story.

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Friday, March 9, 2018