BBB Investigation: Consumers allegedly misled into paying hundreds of dollars for tech support

An Austin-based company that offers PC support allegedly misled its customers by posing as different anti-virus companies and then upselling them into buying alleged unnecessary technical support. Consumers throughout the U.S. have filed complaints against Volcy Ventures after claiming they reached the business when trying to contact their anti-virus company. BBB learned customers called the…

EZCORP ordered to pay $10.5 million for illegal debt collection tactics

A payday loan company has been ordered to pay $10.5 million in fines and penalties for using illegal debt collection tactics against consumers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said EZCORP used tactics that included illegal visits to consumers at their homes and workplaces, empty threats of legal action, lying about consumers’ rights, and exposing consumers to…

Secret Sister Gift Exchange: It’s illegal

With Christmas only a month away, many people are getting into the holiday spirit – including those on social media. Many online users are posting about a Secret Sister Gift Exchange. The idea is to mail a gift worth $10 dollars to a stranger at the top of the Secret Sister Gift list. You then…

Ashley Madison User’s Personal Information Leaked Online

Millions of users with the cheating website, Ashley Madison, are being exposed after their personal information was released online.  Almost 10 gigabytes of data was leaked by the hacker group Impact Media, which included names, street addresses, payment transactions, account details, and e-mail addresses. Credit card numbers were not released, however, four digit numbers were attached with…

Blue Bell Closer To Returning

For those who have been craving the taste of Blue Bell ice cream, the wait may be coming to an end. Blue Bell announced Tuesday their trucks are back on the road, filled with ice cream. The company released a video with the announcement,  that’s already been viewed at least 81,000 times. A spokesperson for the company said…