Category: Federal Trade Commission

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.

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.