The Federal Trade Commission’s website that allows victims to report identity theft and file fraud claims is currently down.
On New Year’s Eve, 23-year-old Dalton Tannehill started chatting on Grindr with a man who called himself “James” and claimed to be a sugar daddy who could help him with his credit card debt. After some convincing, Tannehill gave James his bank login and Social Security number. But the sugar daddy turned out to be a scammer. When Tannehill realized what had happened, he contacted his bank and tried to file an identity theft report with the Federal Trade Commission. But because of the partial government shutdown, which has so far lasted 19 days, he can’t.
Tannehill isn’t alone: Others are saying that they can’t properly report their
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