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FTC Announces New ID Theft Resource
By: Jackie

FTC Announces New ID Theft Resource

A charge shows up on your credit card statement that you don’t recognize, and in checking it out, you learn that your identity has been stolen. But what should you do?...

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FTC Stops Sweepstakes Scam
Choosing “Green” Wisely
By: Susan

Choosing “Green” Wisely

From healthier choices to higher social responsibility, a growing number of consumers are leaning towards the purchase of more environmentally friendly or “green” prod...

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Grant Scheme Using BBB’s Name
By: Amanda

Grant Scheme Using BBB’s Name

Yesterday, your BBB® received a call from a consumer who said that they had just received a call from someone claiming to be with BBB about a grant she had “won.” She ...

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55,000 Consumers’ Financial Information Exposed
By: Jackie

55,000 Consumers’ Financial Information Exposed

Your BBB® has just learned that two debt brokers agreed to settle FTC charges that they posted financial information online of about 55,000 consumers without their kno...

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No, You Didn’t Win a Basket Full of Money
By: Amanda

No, You Didn’t Win a Basket Full of Money

Your BBB® continues to hear from consumers every day about letters they’ve received claiming that they’ve won some sweepstakes or lottery. Yesterday, the FTC posted Read More

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
By: Jackie

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

This week is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and your BBB® brings you news about this important week. Tax identity theft occurs when someone files a phony tax return...

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Largest FTC Recovery in a Payday Lending Case