FTC Information and Alerts

  • Working together to protect Texas consumers

    Aug 18, 2017 | 17:52 pm

    When it comes to meeting ambitious goals, even the Lone Ranger knows that working with partners is more productive than working alone. And that’s why civil, criminal and regulatory enforcement agencies from across the Lone Star State came together in[…]

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  • FTC/CDC Twitter Chat on good contact lens wear & care habits

    Aug 18, 2017 | 14:07 pm

    To promote Contact Lens Health Week 2017, the FTC will be a guest on a live Twitter chat hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The chat is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22 at noon EST.

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  • False promises from a work-at-home scam

    Aug 17, 2017 | 16:54 pm

    It’s hard to pass up a job opportunity that promises a large income and the flexibility of working entirely from home. Especially when the opportunity appears at the top of your online search results and includes video testimonials of success[…]

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  • No secret bank accounts to pay your bills

    Aug 17, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Another day, another scam. Case in point: the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports that scammers are telling people they can pay their bills using so-called “secret accounts” or “Social Security trust accounts” and routing numbers at Federal Reserve[…]

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  • Scams affect all of us

    Aug 16, 2017 | 17:22 pm

    How many of us get scam calls? Maybe it’s someone saying they’re the IRS. Or a debt collector. Or tech support. Or a so-called friend in so-called trouble. And they want you to send money. Sound familiar? All of us[…]

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  • Payments you didn’t authorize could be a scam

    Aug 16, 2017 | 15:32 pm

    Usually, when I pay with a check, I write it out and sign it, or I direct my bank to send it on my behalf. But what if a check is drawn on my account but I didn’t write it,[…]

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  • Uber settles with FTC over privacy and data security promises

    Aug 15, 2017 | 13:55 pm

    As a consumer, you expect companies to honor their promises to protect your personal information. As the nation’s consumer protection agency, so does the FTC. Today, the FTC announced it reached an agreement with Uber to settle FTC charges that[…]

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  • Battling ticket bots

    Aug 14, 2017 | 13:43 pm

    You’re online, ready to buy concert tickets the second they go on sale, and then… they’re sold out. Were you beaten by a ticket bot? Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Looking for a caregiver job? Watch this video

    Aug 11, 2017 | 13:07 pm

    Are you looking for a nanny or caregiver job? Do you search for these jobs on websites such as care.com or sittercity.com? If so, then you should look out for nanny or caregiver scams.

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  • A new kind of classic: FTC Classic Videos

    Aug 10, 2017 | 18:22 pm

     Who doesn’t love taking a trip down memory lane?  In our new “FTC Classics” playlist, you can do just that.

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