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Reports: Sony Refunds Consumers After Misleading Advertisement

Sony settles charge with FTC and refunds customers after misleading advertisement surrounding the PS Vita…

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How to Get Rid of Junk Mail and Telemarketers Once and For All

Stop annoying emails and phone calls for up to five years or forever

Get rid of junk mail and telemarketers with these quick and easy steps.

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FTC Halts Medicare Scam Targeting Seniors

Commission cracks down on fraudsters

Recently the Federal Trade Commission discovered a scheme that tricked many senior citizens in the…

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FTC Issues Refunds to Consumers Affected by AmeriDebt Scam

Customers will get their money back

Consumers were allegedly deceived regarding fees and were led to believe that AmeriDebt was a…

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FTC Refunds More than $16 Million to Tax Scam Victims

Those affected will get about 16% of the money they lost

If you have a high tax bill, know that you have options.

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FTC Study: Mobile Shopping App Disclosures are Lacking

Is your mobile payment app safe?

The FTC analyzes 121 popular apps used by consumers to conduct mobile payments.

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Watch out for Business Directory Scams

Always verify the legitimacy of a business

Three telemarketing agencies in Canada might be pulling a fast one on consumers.

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Caution: FTC Warns Against Pension Advances

Additional costs might not make this such a sweet deal

Many pension advances require that you sign over all or some of your monthly pension…

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Vacation Scams to Avoid

Don't get taken for a ride

The promise of a getaway at no cost to you may have hidden charges or…

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Avoid a Vacation Rental Rip Off

Don't get tricked by fraudsters

If you’ve decided to skip the hotel and instead opt for a vacation rental, there…

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Fandango and Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges of Consumer Deception

Both Fandango and Credit Karma settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they misrepresented the security…

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Identity Theft Listed as Top FTC Consumer Complain in 2013

Fraud and identity theft combined for almost 70% of complaints last year

More than half of the complaints were fraud based

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8 Ways to Fight Drip Pricing

Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself

Check your credit card statements for additional fees

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Apple Inc. to Pay More Than $32 Million in Refunds

Billing practices to change

Parents were unaware of charges

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FTC Updates Online Complaint Site

Changes are coming to FTC complaint features

Complaints are entered into the Consumer Sentinel Network database, and are made available to federal,…

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Twitter Acquires Internet Security Startup Dasient

In an effort to beef up security, the popular microblogging site purchased the three-year-old Internet security firm

On Monday, Twitter attained Dasient, a security startup offering malware protection for businesses.

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Beware of Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scams

Don’t let the promise of a lower interest rate jeopardize your finances.

Don’t let the promise of a lower interest rate jeopardize your finances.

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Should Debt Collectors Use Facebook to “Poke” You?

New measures aim to protect consumers from debt collectors abusing social media

Recently, consumers have reported harassement by debt collectors on Facebook and other social media. In…

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POLL: To Track or Not to Track? Do You Care Who’s Watching You?

FTC recommends a �privacy by design� approach to internet browsing

If you could stop advertisers from tracking and sharing your internet habits would you?

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Credit Reporting Myths Exposed

Know how your report can affect your financial future

Your credit report and score can hold the key to your financial future. One mistake…

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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