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The FTC Is Taking Down Tech Support Scams
By: Oana Schneider

The FTC Is Taking Down Tech Support Scams

Your BBB® has learned that the FTC has recently announced a series...

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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
By: Jackie
FYINews

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
By: Jackie
FYINews

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
By: Amanda
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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
By: Jackie
FYINewsScams

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