FTC Announces New ID Theft Report

November 9, 2016 Jackie 0

When your BBB® is out in the community making presentations to groups, there is almost always at least one person who has been the victim of identity theft. For many victims, it is difficult to know what to do first. […]

Some Electronic Buyback Websites Sued by FTC

October 12, 2016 Jackie 0

You just purchased a new cell phone. But what to do with your old one? Several electronic buyback sites promise to pay top dollar, but your BBB brings news from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that they don’t always follow […]

FTC Nixes Sales Pitch Disguised as a Review

July 14, 2016 Jackie 0

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. agreed to settle charges that it “deceived consumers during a marketing campaign for the video game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.” This is a topic about which […]

Social Security Disability and Phishing

April 25, 2016 Amanda 0

It seems that scammers leave no stone unturned, and they will even use the application process to see if you’ve filed for disability benefits under Social Security.  Your BBB®, the Social Security Inspector General, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) […]

Mortgage Closing Costs Phishing Scam

March 23, 2016 Jackie 0

Just when we thought we had heard it all, your BBB® received an alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) about a mortgage closing costs phishing scam that just surfaced. The scam begins […]

FTC Releases Top 10 Complaints of 2015

March 3, 2016 Jackie 0

While BBB® released their Top 10 Scams of 2015 in December 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just issued a Press Release announcing their Top 10 List of Consumer Complaints for 2015. Your BBB was curious to see how the […]

FTC Charges Lumosity with Deceptive Advertising

January 14, 2016 Jackie 0

With Alzheimer’s disease in the public eye these days, a product that claims to delay age-related cognitive decline attracts a lot of attention. Lumosity is such a program, and it not only drew the attention of consumers, but also the […]