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Starting October 31, many members of the military will have access to free electronic credit monitoring, which can help them spot identity theft.
A new report from the Federal Trade Commission shows that adults aged 60 and older are less likely to report losing money to fraud than younger adults, but the amount of money they report losing is on the rise.The report, Protecting Older Consumers 2018-2019: A Report of the Federal Trade...
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized the rule implementing a 2018 law that requires the nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) to provide free electronic credit monitoring services for active duty military consumers.
For the first time, imposter scams topped the list of consumer complaints submitted in 2018 to the Federal Trade Commission’s nationwide Consumer Sentinel database, driven in part by a jump in reports about government imposter scams.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on whether the agency should make changes to rules requiring that financial institutions and creditors take certain steps to detect signs of identity theft affecting their customers.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on a proposed rule to implement a 2018 law requiring the nationwide consumer reporting agencies to provide free electronic credit monitoring services for active duty military consumers.
A new report released today by the Federal Trade Commission details the agency’s comprehensive efforts to protect older consumers from fraud, identity theft, and other problems in the marketplace.The report, Protecting Older Consumers 2017-2018: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission, outlines...
Starting today, consumers who are concerned about identity theft or data breaches can freeze their credit and place one-year fraud alerts for free.Under the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, consumers in some states – those who previously had to pay fees to freeze...
The operators of websites that sold fake documents used to facilitate identity theft and other frauds have agreed to permanently shut down their businesses as part of separate settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) están trabajando conjuntamente para facilitarles a los consumidores el reporte del robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos y para que reciban asistencia para ayudarlos a recuperarse.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover.
Note: A conference call for media with Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, was held on March 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET. FTC staff were available to take questions from the media.
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...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order with the operator of a Georgia-based online tax preparation service settling allegations that it violated federal rules on financial privacy and security.
The operator of a Georgia-based online tax preparation service has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated federal rules on financial privacy and security.
WHAT:The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference to take a comprehensive look at how identity theft has evolved over the last decade and what we can do to address this challenge in the future.WHEN:Wednesday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDTWHERE:Constitution Center...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for a conference that will examine the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C.FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will deliver keynote remarks at...
Imposter scam complaints surpassed identity theft for the first time as the second most common category of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network in 2016, according to the agency’s new Data
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) celebrará la Semana de Concientización sobre Robo de Identidad Relacionado con Impuestos, que se llevará a cabo del 30 de enero al 3 de febrero, con una serie de eventos para alertar a los consumidores y los negocios acerca de las...
The Federal Trade Commission will mark Tax Identity Theft Week, January 30 - February 3, with a series of events to alert consumers and businesses to ways they can minimize their risk of tax identity theft, and recover if it happens. What is tax identity theft? It’s when a scammer files a...

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