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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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FTC sues DeVry University over job placement claims

A large for-profit college is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly misleading consumers about students’ job and earnings prospects. In their complaint, the FTC said DeVry University stretched the truth by claiming 90% of their graduates who were … Continue reading

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How your baby monitor may not be secure

Is your baby monitor secure? The question isn’t something you probably think to ask, but may have to. The Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Technology, Research and Investigation found some baby monitors that have WiFi could be at risk of being … Continue reading

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FTC warns against social security email scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers around the U.S. of a phishing email scam that looks to infect your computer with viruses and malware. According to the FTC, the email contains the subject line “Get Protected” and tries to … Continue reading

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FTC stops company’s alleged office supply scam

A federal court has temporarily frozen the assets of a company that the Federal Trade Commissions says conned millions of dollars from nonprofit organizations and small businesses through an office supply scam. Here’s how the scam worked. Liberty Supply Company, which … Continue reading

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