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Tag Archives: FTC
Maybe you’ve gotten one of these calls before: Someone calls out of the blue, claiming your computer is riddled with viruses and wanting to “fix” it remotely. The caller uses technical jargon that may or may not sound convincing, depending … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission filed its first case challenging mobile “cramming” on April 16 against Wise Media, LLC, Brian M. Buckley and Winston J. Deloney. Mobile cramming is a practice where unauthorized charges are added to a person’s cell phone … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it was mailing 341 refund checks totaling over $107,000 to Spanish-speaking consumers who lost money to scammers promising to stop foreclosures or help them obtain mortgage loan modifications. In a summary judgment order, … Continue reading
There are numerous ways in which an identity thief can make unauthorized charges on your existing credit card accounts, or open new accounts under your name. The annual Consumer Sentinel Network report issued by the Federal Trade Commission indicated that … Continue reading
A federal judge in Illinois honored a request from the Federal Trade Commission and temporarily halted a Slovakia-based operation that the FTC alleges took advantage of small businesses and non-profits by pressuring them into paying for worthless online directory listings … Continue reading
On Wednesday, BBB provided tips for securing your mobile device, reminding consumers that smartphones are just like computers — vulnerable to hacking, malware and phishing scams. Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with HTC America. The agency claims … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission has launched consumer.ftc.gov, a new website that provides information to help inform consumers. According to the site’s blog: The site is dynamic and integrates a slew of features, including videos and games, better search results, and a … Continue reading
An Alleged Fake Pay Day Loan Debt Collection Operation Collects Almost $5 Million From Victims, According to FTC
The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that a U.S. District Court has stopped an alleged fake operation that collected almost $5 million in payday loan debts from consumers that did not really owe. According to the FTC release, the scammers … Continue reading
Those prone to breakouts are usually willing to try most anything they feel might help with their acne troubles. However, the FTC warns that two mobile apps “AcneApp” and “Acne Pwner” are misleading the market and making “baseless” claims. Both … Continue reading