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Protection from Zika? Not so fast says FTC

With all the news around the globe regarding the Zika virus, some companies seemed to have tried to convince consumers their products can offer protection. However, earlier this month the Federal Trade Commission sent  10 warning letters to online marketers … Continue reading

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What VW’s settlement means for car owners

If you’ve seen the news recently, you’ll know that Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement with the EPA, the California Attorney General, the California Air Resources Board, the Federal Trade Commission, and current vehicle owners/lessees and certain former vehicle owners/lessees in the U.S. … Continue reading

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FTC Sues 1-800 Contacts

The Federal Trade Commission is suing one of the biggest online contact retailers in the U.S. for allegedly eliminating their online competitors by having them agree to bidding agreements. According to the FTC, this all began when someone searched  “1-800 Contacts,” and … Continue reading

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Car Wrap Scam 101

Who wouldn’t want to make easy money? The easier the cash can get into your wallet, the more likely someone will be to take the job opportunity. Unfortunately, scammers know this and use it to their advantage quite often in … Continue reading

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BBB Investigation: Customers claim San Antonio roofing company took cash, did no work

A San Antonio roofing company has left some customers frustrated and wanting answers. But it’s not about what Durizon Roofing & Construction did do, it’s about what they allegedly didn’t do. According to complaints filed with BBB, consumers hired the … Continue reading

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Texas AG warns of email scam containing harmful malware

The Attorney General of Texas is warning consumers and businesses throughout Texas of a new email scam that contains malicious malware and claims to come from the Office of the Attorney General. According to the OAG, the email appears as though … Continue reading

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Half a million hoverboards recalled for fire risk

A massive recall of over 500,000 hoverboards has been issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after the agency received numerous reports of hoverboards catching fire or spewing smoke. The announcement was made on Wednesday with the CPSC stating it received … Continue reading

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Invasion of Privacy? FTC claims mobile advertising company tracked users without consent

When you set your privacy setting to not allow an app to know your location, you expect that privacy to be honored. But what if it isn’t? According to the FTC, a mobile advertising company took an extra in trying … Continue reading

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FTC & Florida sue alleged phony debt relief company

The state of Florida and Federal Trade Commission have teamed up in a lawsuit against an alleged phony debt relief company that robocalled consumers. According to the FTC, Life Management Services tricked people out of their money by offering two types … Continue reading

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ADT: Free security system promotion is not them

Has someone recently come to your home and tried to sign you up for a free security system? You may not be alone. BBB has recently heard of reports in San Antonio and Austin about door-to-door salespeople and robocalls that have offered … Continue reading

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