Archives for July, 2016

FTC halts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor deceptive video game reviews

Not long ago, we told you about a company that settled charges that it deceived gamers by failing to disclose that YouTube “influencers” were paid for their favorable reviews about the new Xbox One console. Now the publisher of a popular video game has agreed to settle charges that it engaged in similar deceptive behavior. […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Looking to buy a car? Watch these 4 videos first

Before you head to a car dealer, take a few minutes to watch four new 60-second videos from the FTC: Spotting Deceptive Car Ads, Buying a Used Car, Financing a Car, and Understanding Car Add-ons. You’ll get quick, important tips for each stage of the car-buying process. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Looking to buy […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Jul
08

Shutting down scammers and their pop-up ads

Ever wonder how you spot a tech support scam? Ads that pop up on your computer with messages like ‘SECURITY ALERT’ or ‘Urgent Notice: your data may be at risk’ – those are signs of a scam. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Shutting down scammers and their pop-up ads

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Jul
07

The IRS doesn’t want your iTunes cards

If anyone tells you to buy iTunes cards to pay the IRS, qualify for a grant, get a loan or bail out a family member, say “No.” They’re trying to scam you. The only place to use an iTunes card is at the iTunes store, to buy online music, apps or books. Source: FTC Scam […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Great things take time. #honorsocietyorg

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

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