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Tag Archives: FTC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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