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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Mother & son scam team fined $2.1 million for tricking Spanish-speakers with fake medical discount cards

A mother and son scam team is settling with the Federal Trade Commission after they allegedly tricked Spanish-speakers into buying fake medical discount cards. According to the FTC, Constanza Gomez Vargas, Walter S. Vargas and their company United Solutions Group … Continue reading

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Sprint fined $2.95 million for failing to disclose extra fees to customers with low credit scores

Sprint has agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission $2.95 million in fines for failing to notify customers about additional fees if they had low credit scores. According to the FTC, Sprint customers with low credit scores were ordered to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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