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Mar02

National Consumer Protection Week

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The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday...

FTC Halts Computer Spying

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Seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they spied on consumers using computers that consumers rented from them, capturing...
Jul11

Spam Summit: The Next Generation of Threats and Solutions

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The FTC hosted a summit that brought together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, and academics to explore consumer protection issues surrounding spam...
Business Blog

Business owners: Scams will follow new rescue plan

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The pandemic is still taking a toll on your customers, your employees – and your business. The new American Rescue Plan, just signed into law, gets the ball rolling to help out on many people’s...
Business Blog

Business owners: Latest COVID scam is directed at you

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Fraudsters have concocted a new COVID-related scam and this time they have businesses in their sights. According to reports, business owners are getting emails that appear to be about government...
Business Blog

The FTC Chairman is not writing to you

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If you saw an email from FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, it wasn’t. From him, that is. Scammers pretending to be him are emailing, though. They’re trying to trick you into turning over personal...
Business Blog

Scams and the older consumer: Some surprising findings

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There are perceptions some people seem to have about older consumers – and then there’s the data we see in fraud reports from consumers of that age group. Protecting Older Consumers 2018-2019: A...
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Phishing Scams

Phishing Scams and How to Spot Them Phishing is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source – an internet service provider, a...

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