FTC expands case against alleged credit card interest rate reduction scam

It isn’t enough to avoid defrauding consumers. It’s probably a good idea not to do business with companies who might be defrauding them. The Federal Trade Commission added eight new defendants to a case originally filed last year involving a credit rate reduction scam. The new defendants include a payment processor the FTC says assisted…

Wave of telemarketing scams target seniors

BBB warns seniors about fraudulent attempts to steal their personal information Senior citizens nationwide are reporting pushy, suspicious telemarketing calls from businesses going by the names “Senior Emergency Care,” “Senior Safety Alert” or “Senior Safe Alert.” According to reports, these businesses are using prerecorded telemarketing calls to pitch a personal emergency alarm system. The recording…