A lead generation company that collected sensitive information from millions of consumers under the guise of connecting them with lenders will pay $1.5 million in civil penalties and face restrictions on their operations as a result of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. […]
The U.S. Department of Education announced another extension of the flexibilities offered to federal student loan borrowers. […]
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Since the pandemic began, the Federal Trade Commission has sent hundreds of cease and desist letters to companies that claimed their products and therapies can prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19. […]
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Calls from scammers are annoying and can cause a lot of trouble when you realize, too late, that they’re scams. What’s even worse? […]
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The days are getting cooler, in fact, some parts of the U.S. have already seen snow. Experts report it’s going to be an expensive winter to heat your home, but there are things you can do now to cut your energy costs. […]
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Many people have gotten their advance Child Tax Credit payments this year, but scammers are taking advantage of this new program to try to trick you out of money or information. […]
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Amazon Flex drivers, watch your mail. The FTC just sent almost $60 million in checks and PayPal payments to eligible drivers who had their tips illegally taken by Amazon. […]
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Companies offering work, training, business opportunities, investments, or other money-making opportunities often try to grab your attention by talking about how much money you can make. […]
More and more places are requiring proof that you’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine or have recently tested negative before giving you access. […]
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This annual initiative highlights the FTC’s collaboration with the Department of Defense’s Office of Financial Readiness, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and our many other partners in federal and state agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and industry associations. […]
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Scammers often disguise themselves as people working for the government and might pretend to offer help. […]
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If you’re a college student, faculty, or staff member, you’re going to want to pay attention to this one. […]
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Scammers are using a new trick to steal your money and personal information: a bogus COVID vaccine survey. […]
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Let’s say you get an email about a charge to your credit card for something you aren’t expecting or don’t want. […]
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In 2015, the FTC and state partners sued and shut down four sham charities that harassed millions of people with more than 1.3 billion illegal robocalls about donating to charity. […]
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It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we are not flattered at all by a scam website designed to look like a Federal Trade Commission site and steal your money. […]
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