GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - There's a new warning from the Federal Trade Commission about fake emails from the ‘do not call’ registry.
Alert graphic by MGN.
If you get an email from the FTC saying your "do not call" registration is expiring, that's not true. The warning is on the FTC website in red saying "someone pretending to be from the FTC is sending out fake emails telling people that their do not call registration is expiring.”
Those registrations never expire.
Once you add a number you don't need to register it again. The email uses the FTC logo and sends people to a phony "do not call" website to register their numbers again. The FTC says the only time your number is removed is when it's disconnected or you ask to have it removed.
Also, Target 2 also received a postcard from a viewer with Wisconsin spelled incorrectly several times. Last summer in a Target 2 Consumer Alert we told you about these offers showing up in mailboxes.
The Wisconsin Office of Commissioner of Insurance tells people not to fall for this offer claiming to pay 100% of funeral expenses up to $35,000.
Spelling errors and bad grammar are red flags to scams, but this one seems so obvious.
Consumer experts say scammers sometimes make these mistakes intentionally to weed out people who are too smart to fall for the scam.