Archives for 2022

Hurricane Fiona: Make your donations count

Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Hurricane Fiona: Make your donations count

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Spot impersonator scams and share what you know

Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Spot impersonator scams and share what you know

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How companies manipulate you online – and what the FTC is doing to protect you

When you’re online, some companies try to trick you into buying things you don’t want. Or into giving them permission to use your personal information. The use of these deceptive designs, known as dark patterns, is on the rise, according to a new report from the FTC. So, what do these dark patterns look […]

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Telling the truth about home mortgage help matters

If you’re having a hard time making your mortgage payments, we have some advice on what to do next. We also want you to know that there are companies out there who will say they’ll help but are out to take advantage of you. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Telling the truth about […]

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Got student loans? Spot scams related to the Sweet lawsuit

Image <img src=”https://consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/styles/scaled_lg” /> Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Got student loans? Spot scams related to the Sweet lawsuit

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FTC returns money to customers of deceptive auto dealerships

Buying a car is a big purchase that most of us have to finance. Many people who financed vehicles they bought at Tate’s Auto had their vehicles repossessed. Why? According to the FTC, Tate’s Auto, which had four dealerships across Arizona and New Mexico, misled their customers and lied to lenders. Today, the FTC […]

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Let’s talk about scams that target Latinos

Image <img src=”https://consumer.ftc.gov/si” /> Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Let’s talk about scams that target Latinos

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Should we trust online reviews?

When’s the last time you checked out online reviews to decide whether to buy something? Or where to buy it? Many of us use reviews to see the honest opinions of other buyers — but how do we know the reviews really are honest? Or from real buyers? Read on for ideas about handling […]

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FTC Brings Together Advisory Group to Combat Scams Against Older Adults

Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed FTC Brings Together Advisory Group to Combat Scams Against Older Adults

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Concerned about deceptive ads and sales of autos? Last call for comments

The FTC is working to address deceptive advertising and unlawful add-on sales in the auto industry by considering changes to the law that would give the agency better tools to protect consumers and honest dealerships. Want to help? Don’t wait! Submit a comment on the rulemaking and make your voice heard. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed […]

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