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Pass It On: FTC’s New Fraud Fighting Education Campaign for Older Customers
By: Wes

Pass It On: FTC’s New Fraud Fighting Education Campaign for Older Customers

Every day, your BBB fields numerous calls from our senior community inquiring about current scams and fraud schemes. This week the FTC has unveiled Pass It On, their n...

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Synthetic ID Theft: Fastest Growing ID Fraud in U.S.
By: Jackie

Synthetic ID Theft: Fastest Growing ID Fraud in U.S.

There is a new type of ID theft in the United States called synthetic ID theft, your BBB has learned. According to a Read More

Google to Settle FTC Complaint, Refund Eligible Consumers
Do You Know About the Business Opportunity Rule?
By: Jackie

Do You Know About the Business Opportunity Rule?

The Internet is full of get rich quick business opportunities that sound too good to pass up. Before jumping on the bandwagon, your BBB wants to let you know about the...

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Bigger Than You and Me
By: Michael

Bigger Than You and Me

People have been concerned for many years about what happens with our online personal information, transactions and interactions; and how it may be used to monitor and...

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Debt Collection: FAQ
By: Amanda

Debt Collection: FAQ

We, here at your BBB, often receive calls from consumers who have been called by someone trying to collect a debt. The debt may or may not be real, and, the callers we...

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Privacy Concerns with Mobile Shopping Apps
Businesses, Nonprofits and Municipalities Taken for Millions
By: Michael

Businesses, Nonprofits and Municipalities Taken for Millions

A Federal Trade Commission investigation, which the BBB of Greater Maryland assisted on, led to a federal court temporarily halting and freezing the assets of an opera...

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