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There are Two Types of Black Friday Shoppers. Which One Are You?

Right now, we are six days away from one of the biggest shopping days in America, Black Friday. In 2013, 12.3 billion dollars were spent nationwide by Black Friday shoppers. 639 more words


FTC smackdown! More fake support scammers taken out...

It’s less than a month since we last wrote about fake support call scammers in the USA getting taken out by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 815 more words


Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8000%, have p***ed off patients and lawmakers. 641 more words


FTC Shuts Down Two Tech Support Schemes That Bilked $120M From Consumers

Sometimes when you can’t fix your computer yourself you turn to the experts. Unfortunately, some of those tech wizards are only out to help themselves. That appears to be the case for two Florida-based companies that allegedly conned tens of thousands of consumers – many of whom were senior citizens – out of $120 million by deceptively marketing computer software and tech support. 418 more words

"Free credit scores" weren't really free

Consumers who signed up for “free credit scores” with a company called One Technologies found out later that they were actually enrolled in a $29.95 a month credit monitoring program, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday. 165 more words


App Store changes 'Free' button to 'Get', likely due to in-app purchase controversies

Apple has introduced a small but interesting tweak to the way it markets apps on the App Store. As you can see in the screenshot above, non-paid apps are now presented with the word ‘GET’ rather than ‘FREE’. 440 more words

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FTC shuts down massive "PC cleaner" scam

Every year, tens of thousands of consumers spend millions of dollars on services that purport to “clean” their computers and protect them from spyware and malware. 477 more words