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FTC Announces New ID Theft Report
By: Jackie

FTC Announces New ID Theft Report

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 v...

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Some Electronic Buyback Websites Sued by FTC
By: Jackie

Some Electronic Buyback Websites Sued by FTC

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 Fe...

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Zika Virus Product Marketers Get Warning Letter from FTC
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By: Jackie

Zika Virus Product Marketers Get Warning Letter from FTC

  In a time of great public concern such as a catastrophic event or health crisis, many people step forward to help out. Unfortunately, your BBB® has observed ...

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FTC Nixes Sales Pitch Disguised as a Review
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By: Jackie

FTC Nixes Sales Pitch Disguised as a Review

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. agreed to settle charges that it “deceived consumers during a marketing ca...

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Social Security Disability and Phishing
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By: Amanda

Social Security Disability and Phishing

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.  Y...

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Mortgage Closing Costs Phishing Scam
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By: Jackie

Mortgage Closing Costs Phishing Scam

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 mo...

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FTC Releases Top 10 Complaints of 2015
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By: Jackie

FTC Releases Top 10 Complaints of 2015

While BBB® released their Top 10 Scams of 2015 in December 2015, the Federal Trade Co...

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FTC Charges Lumosity with Deceptive Advertising
By: Jackie

FTC Charges Lumosity with Deceptive Advertising

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 pro...

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