Archives for August, 2018

School shopping can be a teachable moment

As summer winds down, it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Here are some tips to help you save time and money. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed School shopping can be a teachable moment

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Back to school? Time to talk online safety

You probably have a list of things to get done before your kids get back to school. It may include getting school supplies, figuring out carpools, and scheduling afterschool programs. There’s one more thing we hope you can squeeze into your list – talking to your kids about being safe online. Source: […]

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What you need to know if you were a MOBE customer

We recently wrote about steps that the FTC took to stop MOBE, an internet business-coaching scheme that was promoting a bogus online business opportunity to retirees and veterans. We’ve gotten a lot of questions from MOBE customers on our consumer blog and business blog. Here’s what you need to know if you were a […]

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How to donate wisely after a disaster

Natural disasters and weather emergencies are in the news. Whether it’s the devastating wildfires along the West Coast, the relentless rains and flooding along the East Coast, or tornado strikes in the Midwest, it’s heartbreaking to see people lose their homes and businesses. But it’s despicable when scammers exploit such tragedies to appeal to […]

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Picking up the pieces after a disaster

Dealing with the aftermath of a wildfire, flood, tornado, or other disaster is never easy, but taking stock and developing a recovery plan can give you a sense of hope and purpose. Here are a few tips and links to resources to help make the task less burdensome. Source: FTC Scam Alert […]

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Scammers impersonate celebrities on social media

Did your favorite celebrity reach out to you on social media? Before you get too excited, are you sure it’s that person? Really sure? We’ve heard reports that scammers, who will try just about anything to separate you from your money, are now posing as celebrities on social media. They’re asking fans to send […]

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Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump

With the summer travel season in high gear, the FTC is warning drivers about skimming scams at the pump. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump

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Promoter pitches “secrets” to big bucks on Amazon

Online ads and in-person workshops for Sellers Playbook claim to offer “secrets” to making big money on Amazon. But like a lot of namedroppers, the truth doesn’t live up to the hype. That’s what the FTC and the Minnesota Attorney General allege in a lawsuit they filed. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed […]

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Pay it forward all year long

Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Pay it forward all year long

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Car dealer deceived consumers & falsified info

Shopping for a car can be exciting. But wading through ads and promotions from car dealers, and deciding how to pay, can make it stressful. What’s more, not all dealers play by the rules.  Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Car dealer deceived consumers & falsified info

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