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Beware of scammers phishing for your W-2 Form

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an urgent alert earlier this month to employers about the “W-2 scam.” 

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FTC reaches settlement with Florida man who assisted IRS scammers

The Federal Trade Commission has banned a Florida man from aiding telemarketers after being charged with helping telemarketers in India con American consumers in an IRS scam.

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Texas AG: 39,000 Texans eligible for restitution in Western Union settlement

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Tuesday that 39,000 Texans would be eligible for refunds after a $5 million settlement was reached with Western Union. The settlement stemmed from an investigation into complaints filed by customers who used the … Continue reading

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HP expands battery recall

HP, Inc is recalling around 101,000 batteries due to potential burn and fire hazards after previously recalling 41,000 batteries last June. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the lithium-ion batteries contain  Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers and were shipped … Continue reading

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DeVry agrees to pay $100 million to settle FTC charges

DeVry University and its parent company has agreed to a $100 million settlement after a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleged they misled prospective students with advertisements that touted high employment success rates and income levels upon graduating.

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Two Credit Score Agencies Forfeit Fees to the Government

As a result of deceptive marketing practices, two of the three biggest credit reporting agencies in the U.S. agree to repay consumers more than $17.6 million. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Equifax and TransUnion advertised their credit scores programs … Continue reading

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Scam alert: Fake FTC email pops up again

Just when you thought you’d never see a scam again, it pops right back up. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission is saying about a scam they first talked about in 2015. The scam works like this.

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US agency launches investigation into Dodge Durango SUVs and Ram pickups

An estimated one million Fiat Chrysler produced vehicles are under investigation after reports of vehicles rolling away when consumers shifted their transmission to park.

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Cuisinart announces recall of 8 million food processors

Cuisinart has announced a recall of about 8 million of its food processors after Conair, the company’s owner, received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.

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Ways to secure your IoT devices

It seems like nowadays everything is connected to the internet. Whether it’s your phone, television, home appliances, and even your car. While before it may have been a crazy thought to have these devices connected online, it’s no longer a … Continue reading

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