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FTC: Tech Support Representatives Pretended To Be From Microsoft, Facebook, Scammed $2.5M From Consumers

It makes sense that consumers with a lack of computer knowledge would seek services and assistance from well-known tech companies like Microsoft and Facebook. So it should come as little surprise that a shady company would use this information to dupe consumers out of millions by pretending to be from the popular tech firms selling support services and software. 261 more words

Company Touting Work-From-Home Opportunities Must Pay $25M To Consumers Who Made No Money

Here are a few clues that the employment “opportunity” you received in that email is a scam: 1) you’re required to pay your new employer hundreds of dollars for a starter kit or computer program; 2) once that program was purchased you’re encouraged to buy more programs for thousands of dollars; and 3) your new employer promises that you’ll be able to make thousands of dollars in a short period of time without ever leaving your couch. 279 more words

FTC Fines Company $10M For Achieving A Trifecta Of Annoyance: Mobile Cramming, Spam Texts And Robocalls

There are few things worse than getting incessant robocalls. Unless you’re getting robocalls, spam text messages and being charged for mobile cramming. The Federal Trade Commission says all of those horrible, terrible, no-good, very-bad elements were part of a massive scam affecting millions of consumers. 349 more words

Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center offers tips for protecting personal information to business owners.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are you taking steps to protect personal information at your business? The Federal Trade Commission has an online tutorial… 323 more words


Simple Pure tricked consumers about its products, feds say

Consumers who signed up to buy green coffee bean extract and other dietary supplements from a company known as Simple Pure were ripped off in two different ways, the Federal Trade Commission said today. 232 more words


FTC Stops Company From Charging $210 For Pills That "Burn Fat Without Diet Or Exercise"

Consumers who buy into a product that promises to let you lose weight while continuing to sit on the couch eating bonbons will likely lose more money than they will pounds. 319 more words

Cramming it Back Down Their Throats: An AT&T Story

AT&T recently settled a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission as well as federal and state entities regarding the deceptive practice of “cramming” consumers who had mobile phone service with AT&T.  149 more words

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