FTC Information and Alerts

  • Equifax’s free credit monitoring - time is ticking …

    Jan 18, 2018 | 13:56 pm

    Considering Equifax’s offer of free credit monitoring after its breach? You need to sign up by January 31, 2018. Maybe you tried earlier but had trouble getting through. Or maybe you just put off the decision. Whatever the reason, if[…]

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  • What to do if you’re the target of revenge porn

    Jan 11, 2018 | 16:51 pm

    Has an intimate image of you been shared without your OK? If so, you’re not alone. Whether a nude picture was taken without your consent, or an image you shared with someone is shared further than you’d intended, many people[…]

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  • Buyer beware: Flood-damaged cars for sale

    Jan 11, 2018 | 16:07 pm

    The floodwaters from last year’s hurricanes receded months ago, but their wrath could still affect used car buyers across the nation. That’s because storm-damaged cars are sometimes cleaned up and taken out of state for sale. You might not know[…]

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  • For-profit charitable callers must follow the rules

    Jan 10, 2018 | 17:39 pm

    “I’m not calling for a donation.” (But really, I am.) Have you gotten this call?

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  • If your kids have electronic devices, read this

    Jan 8, 2018 | 20:44 pm

    Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did — I bought one for my 9 year-old — and I want to share with you what I learned about protecting my kid’s personal information online.The minute[…]

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  • How scammers make you pay

    Jan 4, 2018 | 15:00 pm

    Here’s one of the top questions we get from people: Is this a scam? Whatever the “this” looks like, here’s our best answer to that question: Did someone say you can only pay by wiring money, putting money on a[…]

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  • Buying or selling a “smart” home? Read this.

    Jan 3, 2018 | 17:02 pm

    Whether you are buying or selling a home, think about the technology you may be buying or selling along with it. Many homes are now “smart” — featuring internet of things (IoT) devices such as connected thermostats, light bulbs, security[…]

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  • Questions on your money back from Western Union?

    Jan 2, 2018 | 16:52 pm

    Since we told you it’s time to ask for your money back from Western Union’s settlement with the FTC, we’ve gotten some questions about who can make a claim, when, and how it works. Here are some answers.

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  • Tips for holiday gift returns

    Dec 29, 2017 | 17:18 pm

    If you’re like a lot of people, you got at least one gift this year that you didn’t want or can’t use. Before you head to the store or go online for a refund or exchange, the FTC has a[…]

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  • New Year’s resolution to drop a few pounds?

    Dec 29, 2017 | 13:39 pm

    Looking to lose weight in 2018? If so, you have a challenge ahead of you. That’s right: it’s going to take proper dieting and regular exercise to safely lose weight. You might ask, “What about the ads that promise weight[…]

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    Snow Removal It is unlawful for any person to throw, push, or place any ice or snow from private property, sidewalks, or driveways on the street or alley so as to obstruct gutters, or impede the passage of vehicles upon the street or alley.  If you are caught doing such, you will receive a notice...

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