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Phony phone cops bullied US consumers out of millions in bogus debt

CONSUMER FORUM

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.

They make harassing phone calls, claiming that they are law enforcement agents.

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FTC Workday

This morning, some of the students and mentors met in the robot room to focus on the design of the 208 team robot for the upcoming First Tech Challenge (c). 124 more words

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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

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FTC cracks down on massive PC cleaner' security scam

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida on Wednesday announced plans on fighting a type of online scam that cons unsuspecting PC users into paying up to hundreds of dollars for alleged security protection for their computers, which turns out to be fake software supposed to fix inexistent threats. 195 more words

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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

November 20, Threatpost – (International) Attackers using compromised Web plug-ins in CryptoPHP blackhat SEO campaign. Researchers with Fox-IT identified a group of attackers using compromised WordPress themes and plugins to deliver a piece of malware dubbed CryptoPHP that engages in fraudulent search engine optimization (SEO) operations. 495 more words

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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

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It's Not Just Uber: Tech Companies Snooping on Users Is All Too Common

Uber’s damage control machine kicked into high gear this week after a BuzzFeed report on one senior executive’s regretful rant on journalists included a disclosure that Uber employees have also tracked, without consent, one BuzzFeed journalist’s trip logs. 997 more words

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