This article was originally posted by the FTC. See the original article here.
Every day dedicated community advocates work to improve the lives and protect the rights of people across the country. The FTC is proud of our work with the legal services community and we are excited to share the Community Advocate Center, a new resource to help you report to the FTC your clients’ experiences with fraud, scams, and bad business practices.
We know that communities thrive when we work together. We also know that scammers target specific populations including people of color, speakers of other languages, and lower-income communities. When advocates tell us people’s stories through ReportFraud.ftc.gov, the FTC can give tailored advice on next steps, including specific info about how to try to recover their money.
When you sign up for the Community Advocate Center, you’ll be joining colleagues from Legal Services Corporation, Inc. the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, the National Consumer Law Center, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates in supporting this initiative.
And please share this post and the video with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to use the Community Advocate Center on behalf of their clients.
The FTC cares about stopping scams you deal with, and preventing others from taking root. We use reports from your community to stop bad practices, get money back for your clients, and educate people about how to avoid the latest scams. Please sign up today: ReportFraud.ftc.gov/community
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