Archives for January, 2016

Jan
29

Remember, this is only the beginning of greatness. #againstthewind

Take a look at the new HonorSociety.org image from Instagram

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Jan
29

Oh no, it's that time again!

Put the long winter months to good use by getting your financial house in order for the rest of the year. A great place to start is to review your credit report, which can affect your ability to shop for a car or a home, or even apply for a job. It can also help […]

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Jan
28

Guess what we’ve been up to? Protecting your privacy — and more.

Protecting your privacy is a job we take seriously at the FTC. We’ve already brought hundreds of privacy and data security cases. In total, they affected billions — that’s right, billions — of consumers. There’s more to come, but as we celebrate Data Privacy Day today, we want to share some highlights from our efforts […]

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Jan
28

Report identity theft and get a personal recovery plan at IdentityTheft.gov

Millions of people are affected by identity theft each year. It might start with a mysterious credit card charge, a bill you don’t recognize, or a letter from the IRS that says you already got your refund — even though you didn’t. If someone uses your information to make purchases, open new accounts, or get […]

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GM and dealers agree to tell car buyers about recalls

You’re looking to buy a used car and want some peace of mind, so you choose a dealer that advertises rigorous, bumper-to-bumper safety inspections. You can drive off the lot with confidence, right? Not so fast. Today the FTC announced that General Motors Company, Jim Koons Management Company, and Lithia Motors have agreed to settle […]

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Jan
27

FTC complaint targets DeVry’s job placement claims

One way to climb the career ladder is by hitting the books to get your degree. But some companies take the hype too far. That’s why the FTC has filed a complaint in federal court today against DeVry University, the nation’s third largest educational services company, for misrepresenting the prospects of their graduates to get […]

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Paying down holiday debt?

The season of giving is over — well, sort of. For many people, December’s gift-giving and feasting means a bigger-than-usual credit card bill in January. You know the advice: it’s always good to pay off your balance in full. But if you can’t, we’ve got some tips for paying down credit card debt. Source: FTC […]

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