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FTC issues refund checks to U.S. consumers who bought Double Shot diet supplements

Did you purchase Double Shot pills, which promised to “cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss without diet or exercise” (but did not)? If so, you may have a refund check coming. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week … Continue reading

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FTC cracks down on Dallas-area car dealership over advertising

Consumers have gotten used to fine print disclaimers that limit the offer in an advertisement. Unfortunately, some businesses take them WAY too far. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently put a stop to such advertising practices by a Dallas, Texas-area car dealership. … Continue reading

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FTC shuts down mortgage relief scam

It’s hard enough to get behind on your mortgage, without having a scam artist get you into even more trouble. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently shut down an operation it says perpetrated a wide-ranging mortgage relief scam. At the FTC’s request, … Continue reading

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FTC cracks down on Florida-based payday loan scheme

Of the scams that make my blood boil, payday loan scams are near the top of the list. People who are desperate for cash end up losing what little they already had. Meanwhile the scammers get to live it up on … Continue reading

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FTC alleges T-Mobile let customers get crammed

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission charged cell phone provider T-Mobile with making big bucks from premium text services that in many cases its consumers never authorized–a practice known as cramming. The FTC alleges in its complaint that T-Mobile USA … Continue reading

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Cramming operation shut down, ordered to pay back $38 million

No one likes spending money on things they never agreed to pay for, or “agreed” through some type of trickery. One of the most frustrating scams out there right now is called “cramming,” where a telemarketer calls businesses and other … Continue reading

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Your child’s favorite online apps could be putting them at risk

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin offers advice for keeping children safe online The average child spends 2-7½ hours online every day. As a new, younger generation increasingly use their mobile device to … Continue reading

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BBB Warning: ‘Cryptolocker’ is latest breed of computer malware

Malware program holds personal information for ransom   Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers of a malware program that accesses your personal computer and holds it hostage. A release by … Continue reading

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FTC shuts down mystery shopper scam, bans defendants from selling work-at-home opportunities

Work-at-home opportunities are tempting, but unfortunately, the industry can be a risky one for consumers. BBB has warned about the work-at-home industry in the past. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently obtained settlements from several businesses and individuals, shutting down … Continue reading

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