Category: Federal Trade Commission

SCAM ALERT: Federal Trade Commission Provides Key Tips to Avoiding Home Rental Scams

Need more space than an apartment, condo or townhouse can offer, but not ready to buy? A single-family home rental may fit the bill. But not all home rental listings are legit, so here are some tip-offs and tools to help you avoid a rental scam.

WATCH: Federal Trade Commission Shows How to Respond to Massive Marriott International Data Breach

Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people. If your information was exposed, there are steps you can take to help guard against its misuse.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: Fake Promises Offer No Sigh Of Debt Relief

An offer of reduced monthly payments — or complete forgiveness — on your student loan may make you want to sign up…and exhale. Unfortunately, though, some of those programs wind up costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars for nothing in return. What’s more, you could’ve gotten real help for free.

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.