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A new Staff Perspective, a paper by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, examines financial issues that can affect military consumers, including servicemembers, veterans, and their families, when they are purchasing and financing a car, dealing with debt collectors, or...
La FTC esta enviando por correo 8,043 cheques por un valor mayor de $216,000 a personas que pagaron a Stratford Career Institute, una escuela de estudios por correspondencia cuyo costoso programa de diploma de escuela secundaria falló en cumplir los requisitos mínimos establecidos por la mayoria de...
La FTC está enviando por correo 3,791 cheques  por un valor mayor de  $668,000 a personas defraudadas por una compañía de soporte técnico. El fraude consistía en hacer creer a las personas que sus computadores estaban infectados con virus y malware y de esa forma los convencían de comprar servicios...
In a comment provided to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), staff of the Federal Trade Commission responded to the FCC’s request for input on potential mechanisms to address erroneously blocked robocalls, without imposing undue harm on callers and consumers.
If you operate a business, how you handle personal information can affect whether your customers, employees, and yes, even your business, are at risk of identity theft during tax season and all through the year.
The operators of a computer tech support scam are permanently banned from the tech support business as part of a settlement to resolve charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Ohio that the defendants tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses and...
Like calling an NFL lineman “Tiny,” we appreciate an ironic name as much as the next person. But it’s different when a company calls itself – among other things – Consumer Defense, Preferred Law, and Modification Review Board and then makes allegedly deceptive claims regarding loan...
The FTC is mailing 3,791 refund checks totaling more than $668,000 to victims of a tech support scam that tricked people into believing their computers were infected with viruses and malware to convince them to buy tech support services. In May 2017, the FTC and the state of Florida announced...
The Federal Trade Commission will mark Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 29-February 2, with a series of free events to help consumers and businesses reduce their chances of becoming victims.Tax identity theft occurs when a person uses someone else’s Social Security number to either file a...
Chemical Free Solutions LLC (CFS), the seller of Cedarcide Original, a line of cedar oil-based products deceptively marketed as effective at stopping and preventing bed bug infestations, has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated a 2013 order barring it from making scientifically...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 862 refund checks totaling more than $533,000 to consumers deceived by a phony mortgage relief scheme allegedly perpetrated by a company called A to Z Marketing, Inc. Starting today, many homeowners who paid for the bogus “service” will receive refunds, with...

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