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Q&A: REAL ESTATE SCAM ALERT

QUESTION: I received a last-minute change to my down payment wiring instructions. What should I do?

ANSWER: The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of REALTORSĀ® recently warned homebuyers about a new scam. 155 more words

Olympia

FTC says Amazon is liable for in-app charges

NEW YORK – A federal judge has ruled that Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by children, the latest development in a suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in 2014. 96 more words

Tech

Federal judge finds Amazon liable after charging parents for in-app purchases made by their children

A federal judge has found Amazon unfairly billed parents for in-app purchases made by their children in a lawsuit first filed by the Federal Trade Commission back in July of 2014. 257 more words

BBB

Regulators Widen Investigation Into Google's Pre-Loaded Android Apps

A week after European regulators announced an investigation into Google’s requirements that Android-based devices come pre-loaded with Google apps, a similar stateside probe is finally getting off the ground.Ā  364 more words

SCAM ALERT: Homebuyers Tricked Into Wiring Closing Costs

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Buying a home this spring? If so, watch out for this cunning new con. A recent alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that scammers are hacking into email accounts and instructing homebuyers to wire closing costs straight into their pockets. 531 more words

Government

Refining @FCC's role on privacy

The Federal Communications Commission has been amplifying its preference as the protector of consumers particularly under the stewardship of current chairman Tom Wheeler. The Commission has overstepped the boundaries established for consumer protection in the Communications Act of 1934. 566 more words

Broadband

Volkswagen owners can pick buybacks, fixes in emissions cheating scandal, judge rules

SAN FRANCISCO – An agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, a judge said Thursday. 504 more words

Money