Archives for October, 2016

Phony computer techs shut down

Scammers know people pay attention to warning signs, like the car’s “check engine” light, or railroad crossing gates and weather alerts. So when a fraudster wants to grab your attention, he may disguise his pitch as a warning. At the FTC’s request, a federal court temporarily shut down and froze the assets of an operation […]

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Electronics buyback scam taken offline

It seems like manufacturers are coming out with new smartphones, tablets and other devices at a faster clip year after year. People who upgraded and were looking to get some money back for their old devices may have been tempted by some websites that promised to pay top dollar. As a result of the lawsuit […]

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Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew has left the Caribbean and is on its way to the east coast of the U. S. If you live in states along the coast and haven’t begun storm preparations, now’s the time. The FTC has information to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from the long-term impacts of a weather […]

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ITT Tech closure — Next steps

Are you a former ITT Tech student trying to plan your next steps? You’re not alone. Thousands of former students have questions about the status of their student loans and the future of their education. As you consider what to do next, here’s some helpful information from the Department of Education (ED) about two options […]

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Online or on paper, get the latest FTC identity theft info

Looking for information on dealing with identity theft? The FTC has new and revised identity theft publications that reflect features of IdentityTheft.gov that make it easier to report and recover from identity theft. Here’s what’s hot off the presses: Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Online or on paper, get the latest FTC identity theft info

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Beware of supplements promising big relief

You might try to get relief from occasional body aches and pains with an over-the-counter treatment. But for people with severe joint stiffness or mobility restrictions due to arthritis or fibromyalgia, it’s a good idea to get medical advice. According to the FTC, some products that claim to treat those serious conditions don’t live up […]

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