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.
If you own a small business, you know it’s critical to protect your business from cyber threats.
As Hurricane Michael barrels its way toward Florida’s Gulf Coast, scammers continue to con people who want to help those affected by past hurricanes.
You’ve heard about the new law that makes credit freezes free and fraud alerts last one year. If you have questions, you’re not alone.
Security freezes, also known as credit freezes, restrict access to your credit file, making it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name.
Extreme weather and natural disasters can occur with little warning. This year’s floods and wildfires are proof of that. Are you ready to leave your home at a moment’s notice?
Dealing with the aftermath of a wildfire, flood, tornado, or other disaster is never easy, but taking stock and developing a recovery plan can give you a sense of hope and purpose.
Shopping for a car can be exciting. But wading through ads and promotions from car dealers, and deciding how to pay, can make it stressful.
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.
The FTC’s Used Car Rule says that dealers have to display a Buyers Guide in every used car they have for sale and give it to buyers after the sale.
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.
Recently, someone showed up at the door of the FTC to ask about his prize. He had a mailing saying he’d won $5 million – and the FTC had “certified and verified” it.
The long-awaited 2018 World Cup is underway. Fans from across the world have flocked to Russia in support of their favorite teams.
At the FTC, our mission is to protect consumers, including small business owners. That’s why, when we see scammers taking money from small businesses, we step in.
Why are you getting so many calls? Odds are, many of the calls you’re getting are from scammers.
Sick of getting robocalls and other unwanted calls? Click here to learn more about how to block them.
Has someone asked you to go get a gift card to pay for something?
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.
An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. If you’re one of them, it’s important to know the difference between a hearing aid and a personal sound amplification product (PSAP).
If you need to borrow money to consolidate credit card debt, make home or auto repairs, or move across the country, a personal loan can help cover your expenses.