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Tag Archives: FTC
Two men just got spanked by the FTC for their part in a marketing scheme that allegedly used deceptive tactics to sell business opportunities. In 2010, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against an operation known as I Works, … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission obtained a settlement from a group of telemarketers who allegedly sent out over 300 million deceptive text messages and sent consumers to deceptive websites. The defendants were Cresta Pillsbury, Jan-Paul Diaz, Joshua Brewer and Daniel Stanitski, … Continue reading
Weight issues have dogged me all my life. I’ll get on a roll and start getting in shape, but then I run into the holidays and there are so many awesome Tex Mex restaurants around here. If only there were … Continue reading
No, debt collectors can’t put you in jail – Atlanta/Cleveland operation has assets frozen over forbidden tactics
We get calls at BBB all the time from scared consumers who got called by bill collectors who threatened to have them thrown in jail–or other such nonsense that bill collectors can’t really do and aren’t supposed to say. I’m … Continue reading
When you get a text message, you probably expect it to be from a friend or family member. Deceptive marketing texts are a disappointment. They waste your time and could cost you money. The Federal Trade Commission just extracted a … Continue reading
There will be tips at the bottom, but I’m also going to start this one with a tip: DO NOT enter your financial information in an online form until you know the company and website are legitimate. That’s a recipe … Continue reading
I’ve got nothing against Nigeria. I have a friend from there who’s a pretty cool guy. One of my favorite musicians, Fela Kuti (RIP), was a Nigerian. But we all know Nigeria has been the source of a lot of … Continue reading
Getting on the “Do Not Call” list is a good way to ward off unwelcome telemarketing calls. Call 888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register or visit https://www.donotcall.gov/. Registration is free and does not expire. BBB advises consumers to … Continue reading