Archives for June, 2016

Jun
30

Gear up for a great trip

So, who’s ready for a summer break? Maybe you’re planning to frolic by the seashore, chill out in the mountains, or take in the sights and sounds of the big city. Just remember — scammers don’t take a vacation. But the FTC can help you spot some common pitfalls so you don’t get tripped up […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Jun
29

Spreading the word on “Medicare” scams

Some scams target all of us.  IRS imposters, scammers offering to lower your credit card payments, and fake debt collectors blast out billions of robocalls, seemingly at random. But, sometimes, scammers focus their pitch on a particular audience. They figure out what might make it seem like the message is really aimed at you. And […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Jun
28
Jun
28

$10 billion for consumers over VW’s false clean car claims

Under a partial settlement filed today by the FTC, Volkswagen is agreeing to provide up to $10 billion to owners and lessees of VW and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars that it claimed had low levels of harmful emissions, but did not. It’s the largest false advertising case in FTC history. Approximately 475,000 cars are […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Jun
27
Jun
27

How far are you willing to go? #honorsocietyorg

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

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New limits on telemarketers

Fraudulent telemarketers ask people to pay with systems — like cash-to-cash transfers or cash reload card PINs — that deliver a quick, anonymous cash payout. However, it’s now illegal for telemarketers to ask for payment by cash-to-cash money transfers — like those from MoneyGram and Western Union, or PINs from cash reload cards like MoneyPak and […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Jun
24