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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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BBB Investigation: Barn construction company customers allege losing thousands

  COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A local College Station barn builder is facing allegations from customers who claim they paid thousands of dollars upfront and never had their projects completed. The builder is also facing civil lawsuits in two Texas … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday Tips

Black Friday is over, Cyber Monday is wrapping up, and tomorrow on #GivingTuesday (November 29) many will consider how to give back to their local charities. This Tuesday and during the entire Holiday Season, BBB urges donors to #GiveWisely by … Continue reading

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BBB Historian tricked into buying phony MLB jersey

  “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” It’s these words John Etchieson, current BBB Historian and former President and CEO of BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin, learned the hard way. … Continue reading

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Telemarketing scammers get sued by FTC for promising free money

The Federal Trade Commission announced they are suing a Phoenix-based telemarketing company that allegedly tricked consumers out of millions of dollars. According to the FTC, different business names  like Federal Government Grant Assistance Center, US Federal Grant Department, Amazon.com Associates Program, and Amazon … Continue reading

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