Category: Federal Trade Commission

ALERT! Federal Trade Commission Advises You to Watch Out For Test Prep Scams

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission has heard about scams targeting parents of high school students preparing for college. The scammers claim to be from The College Board – the organization responsible for the PSAT and SAT tests.

VIDEO: Federal Trade Commission Warns Against Scammers Posing as Tech Support Companies

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.

WATCH: Federal Trade Commission Sues Two Companies Involved in Phantom Debt Scheme

Have you ever gotten a call about a debt that isn’t yours? That’s known as a phantom debt, and earlier this week, the FTC and the New York Attorney General’s Office announced that they are suing two players in an alleged phantom debt scam: Hylan Asset Management and Worldwide Processing Group.

VIDEO: FTC Warns Perfume-Like Insect Repellents Claims Not Based on Scientific Evidence

The idea of a perfume-like insect repellent that safeguards against dangerous mosquito-borne illnesses may sound great. But before making a rash decision, take a moment to consider whether the claims a company makes about its products are truly accurate.