Last minute shopping for airfare deals

If you’re planning on flying this Thanksgiving or Christmas and haven’t bought your ticket, now is time to start looking for available flights. However, finding the best deal available can be tricky.

Lenovo to pay $3.5 million fine for selling laptops with adware that posed security threat

One of the world’s largest computer manufacturers has agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and 32 state Attorney Generals for selling laptops that contained pre-installed software which compromised security protections in order to deliver ads to consumers. According to the FTC, Lenovo began selling laptops with a preinstalled “man-in-the-middle” software program called VisualDiscovery in…

Alleged ringleader of IRS scam arrested

Police in India have arrested who they believe to be the ringleader of a network of IRS call centers that allegedly tricked Americans out of millions of dollars. According to CNN, Sagar Thakkar, 24, was detained in Mumbai after arriving on a flight from Dubai on Saturday. Mukund Hatote, assistant commissioner of police in Thane, a…

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 company’s service to wire transfer money to third parties who were involved in scams. Western…

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.

FTC stop five companies from labeling products as “all natural”

When consumers read “all natural” they are lead to believe the product contains nothing synthetic. However, according to the Federal Trade Commission, five companies did just that in labeling their products as “100% natural” when it was anything but. The FTC alleges ShiKai, Rocky Mountain Suncreen, EDEN BodyWorks, Beyond Coastal, and California Naturel Inc misrepresented their…

What is a scam & how do I spot one?

What is a scam? We’ve all heard someone say they have been scammed or believed someone was trying to scam them. But what does that mean? A scam is defined as a dishonest scheme or fraud. Essentially, someone trying to rip you off by lying to you. So, how do you spot one? It’s easy to…