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FTC's Brill sees consumer consent as key for health, finance apps

When normal people use a new app, they don’t wade through hidden service terms. Many just click “OK” and hope for the best. This might be fine for a game of Candy Crush, but it can be risky in the case of apps that monitor things like your bank account or heartbeat. 564 more words

Too good to be true? Seller of "Snuggie" and other as-seen-on-TV-type products pays $8 million to settle fraud charges

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Did that infomercial sound too good to be true? If it was about a Snuggie, it may very well have been. 282 more words


Snuggie Seller Settles Charges That It Deceived Customers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other “As Seen on TV” products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers. 281 more words


Marketer Of Snuggies, Perfect Brownie Pans, Others Must Pay $8M For Allegedly Deceiving Consumers

The marketer of popular “as-seen-on-TV” products such as Snuggies, Magic Mesh door covers and Perfect Brownie Pans must pay $8 million to resolve federal and state charges it deceived consumers with promises of buy-one-get-one-free promotions and then charged exorbitant fees for processing and handling, nearly doubling the cost of the products. 1,482 more words

Most Common Form Of Identity Theft

By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - What’s the most common type of identity theft? Probably not what you think.

The Federal Trade Commission just completed its survey of identity theft and found that the most common form of identity theft is tax identity theft. 205 more words

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Political robocallers pitched cruises to The Bahamas

A massive robocalling scheme that tricked consumers into buying two-day cruises to The Bahamas is the subject of a federal complaint filed by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office, the Federation Trade Commission and attorneys general from nine other states. 289 more words


Want to stop cell phone telemarketing calls? Here's how.

Consumers are receiving emails saying that this month they will begin receiving telemarketing calls on their wireless phones. The emails contain a phone number, 1-888-382-1222, saying you can call it on your cell phone to stop the unwanted calls. 288 more words