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New federal law prohibits contracts that ban consumers from writing a negative review

A new federal law signed this past December will protect a consumer’s right to complain online and a write a negative review on a company.

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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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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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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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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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Federal judge finds Amazon liable after charging parents for in-app purchases made by their children

A federal judge has found Amazon unfairly billed parents for in-app purchases made by their children in a lawsuit first filed by the Federal Trade Commission back in July of 2014. According to the FTC, the judge found that Amazon … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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FTC warns against new twist of tech-support scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public on a new twist to the tech-support scam that tries to gain access to your computer by alleging to fix a computer virus. In this new version, the FTC claims consumers are … Continue reading

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Paying for a diploma? FTC halts alleged fake online school

There are several benefits of having a high school diploma. From getting a better job, applying for college, and being eligible for the military. But did you know there is such thing as a diploma mill? What some may think is … Continue reading

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