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Paying for a diploma? FTC halts alleged fake online school

There are several benefits of having a high school diploma. From getting a better job, applying for college, and being eligible for the military. But did you know there is such thing as a diploma mill? What some may think is … Continue reading

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FTC sues DeVry University over job placement claims

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

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How your baby monitor may not be secure

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

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FTC warns against social security email scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers around the U.S. of a phishing email scam that looks to infect your computer with viruses and malware. According to the FTC, the email contains the subject line “Get Protected” and tries to … Continue reading

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FTC stops company’s alleged office supply scam

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

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FTC looking to block Staples and Office Depot merger

The Federal Trade Commission is challenging a proposed merger between Staples and Office Depot. The government agency filed an administrative complaint on Monday that opposed Staples acquiring Office Depot for a proposed $6.3 billion. It’s a move they believe would violate … Continue reading

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Secret Sister Gift Exchange: It’s illegal

With Christmas only a month away, many people are getting into the holiday spirit – including those on social media. Many online users are posting about a Secret Sister Gift Exchange. The idea is to mail a gift worth $10 … Continue reading

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Mother & son scam team fined $2.1 million for tricking Spanish-speakers with fake medical discount cards

A mother and son scam team is settling with the Federal Trade Commission after they allegedly tricked Spanish-speakers into buying fake medical discount cards. According to the FTC, Constanza Gomez Vargas, Walter S. Vargas and their company United Solutions Group … Continue reading

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FTC: Free phone scam targeting veterans

A scam that tricks consumers into believing they can get a free phone is targeting veterans. According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers are setting up booths outside Veterans Affairs facilities offering free phones and cell service to veterans. Scammers assure … Continue reading

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Sprint fined $2.95 million for failing to disclose extra fees to customers with low credit scores

Sprint has agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission $2.95 million in fines for failing to notify customers about additional fees if they had low credit scores. According to the FTC, Sprint customers with low credit scores were ordered to … Continue reading

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