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Tag Archives: FTC
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
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
It’s a sad fact of life that there’s no easy way to lose weight. You’ll probably have to eat less and exercise more. There’s no shortage of people trying to sell us “easy” weight loss, however. The Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading
Funeral arrangements are the last thing most of us want to think about as we go about our daily lives. Unfortunately though, there are funeral homes who will take advantage of grieving relatives when selling caskets and other items. The … Continue reading
There’s nothing wrong with “cheap” products, as long as the price is cheap and you know what you’re getting. But being charged a designer price for shoddy merchandise is another matter. At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a … Continue reading
Paying the cellphone bill is expensive enough without someone tacking on extra charges for services you don’t use and never asked for. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced it is taking action against a mobile cramming operation that billed … Continue reading
Smart phone apps can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. But BBB is warning consumers to make sure the apps they download don’t take more information than they need to do the … Continue reading
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