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A large for-profit college is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly misleading consumers about students’ job and earnings prospects. In their complaint, the FTC said DeVry University stretched the truth by claiming 90% of their graduates who were … Continue reading
An Austin-based company that offers PC support allegedly misled its customers by posing as different anti-virus companies and then upselling them into buying alleged unnecessary technical support. Consumers throughout the U.S. have filed complaints against Volcy Ventures after claiming they … Continue reading
Is your baby monitor secure? The question isn’t something you probably think to ask, but may have to. The Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Technology, Research and Investigation found some baby monitors that have WiFi could be at risk of being … Continue reading
With Powerball now breaking records for the largest lottery jackpot in history, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that scammers will be taking advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners. The big Powerball winners will … Continue reading
A website geared towards survivalists is causing consumers around the country problems. SurvivalLife.com offers its customers tips, news and products on how to prepare for an unexpected disaster. But it is the company’s free products that catch the attention of … Continue reading
A Six Flag promotion that promises free season passes has been called a scam by the amusement park company. The picture seen on the left has popped up on Facebook and promises users who share it a free season pass. … Continue reading
A federal court has temporarily frozen the assets of a company that the Federal Trade Commissions says conned millions of dollars from nonprofit organizations and small businesses through an office supply scam. Here’s how the scam worked. Liberty Supply Company, which … Continue reading
A payday loan company has been ordered to pay $10.5 million in fines and penalties for using illegal debt collection tactics against consumers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said EZCORP used tactics that included illegal visits to consumers at their homes … Continue reading
AUSTIN, Texas — What began as an opportunity to sell unwanted property, allegedly became a financial loss for one consumer. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers looking to use escrow companies … Continue reading