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I-Team Alert: Imposter Telephone Scams Rising In Texas

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Scammers are a creative bunch. They successfully use old tricks and technology to con you out of your money.

According to a government report, last year alone, more than 64,672 Texans complained about phone scams. 286 more words


Mortgage Servicer Must Refund Consumers $48M For Array Of Deceptive Practices

Every once in a while government agencies team up to take down unscrupulous operations that prey on financially vulnerable consumers. Such was the case this week when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission took action against a mortgage servicer that engaged in a assortment of deceptive practices often resulting in consumers losing their homes. 474 more words

The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust

The precise details underlying the European Commission’s (EC) April 15 Statement of Objections (SO), the EC’s equivalent of an antitrust complaint, against Google, centered on the company’s promotion of its comparison shopping service (CSS), “Google Shopping,” have not yet been made public.  1,090 more words

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Scammers Targeting Your Credit Card Information Over The Phone

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Officials have issued a warning about a scam that tries to trick you into revealing your credit card information.

Here’s how it works, according to the Better Business Bureau: 89 more words

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The $25 Million Fine Isn't The Real AT&T-FCC Story

Editor’s Note: J. Trevor Hughes is the president and chief executive officer of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

It’s easy to focus on big financial penalties. 498 more words


Funeral Shopping Regulated By FTC

By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Did you know that there are laws governing funerals and viewings? Yup. You can’t avoid lawyers even in death. 262 more words

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EU files formal antitrust complaint against Google, begins separate Android investigation. Google responds

As expected, the EU has formally accused Google of abusing its dominant position in search to favor links to its own products over those offered by competitors. 403 more words

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