FTC Information and Alerts

  • Can you trust that ad for a dietary supplement?

    Nov 20, 2017 | 15:08 pm

    Lately, my left knee has been cracking, popping, and locking into place. At some point in our lives, most of us will suffer from aches and pains like these. We might think about taking a health or dietary supplement to[…]

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  • Know what lies beneath product promises and offers

    Nov 15, 2017 | 16:48 pm

    Searching online for products to enhance your looks or health will yield tons of results — especially ads. As you look through those results, pay close attention to the product claims and sales offers. Some marketers mislead people about what[…]

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  • Holiday shopping tips from the FTC

    Nov 15, 2017 | 16:12 pm

    Calling all shoppers: The holidays are just around the corner. And whether you like to meander through the mall or search for deals online, the FTC has a gift for you — shopping tips to help you watch your wallet,[…]

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  • FTC halts abusive debt collection operation

    Nov 14, 2017 | 18:06 pm

    You have the right to be treated fairly by debt collectors. Under federal law, they can’t use abusive, deceptive or unfair practices to collect from you. But not all debt collectors play by the rules.

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  • Getting your money back from Western Union

    Nov 13, 2017 | 19:37 pm

    Did you lose money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017? If so, you can now ask for your money back – and you have until February 12, 2018[…]

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  • Honoring our veterans

    Nov 9, 2017 | 15:15 pm

    November 11 is Veterans Day. The origins of this annual commemoration reach back nearly 100 years to “Armistice Day,” which marked the end of World War I. Now we call it Veterans Day to honor all who have served. It’s[…]

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  • Are you buying or leasing your pet? (Not joking.)

    Nov 7, 2017 | 17:00 pm

    This is a new one on me — maybe you, too. Pet leasing: apparently, it’s a thing. And there are many people who paid money not knowing they were actually renting their new pets instead of owning them. Here’s how[…]

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  • Call from 877-382-4357? Hang up.

    Oct 24, 2017 | 12:52 pm

    Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they’re someone who can be trusted. The practice is called caller ID spoofing, and scammers can fake anyone’s phone number.

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  • Researchers find bug in Wi-Fi network encryption

    Oct 19, 2017 | 12:39 pm

    If you have a smartphone, laptop, or IoT device connected to a Wi-Fi network, the information you send over that network could be at risk. Researchers recently found a bug that lets attackers break the encryption that protects most wireless[…]

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  • Victory Media's proposed settlement with the FTC

    Oct 19, 2017 | 04:00 am

    When servicemembers think about a civilian career, they often consider getting more education – but they need trustworthy information to make good decisions. That’s why the FTC just announced a proposed settlement with Victory Media, alleging its school search tool promoted[…]

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Latest News

  • Thanksgiving Break

    City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving Break.  We will reopen November 27, 2017 at 7:00 am.

  • Due to the construction project on Broadway, please use caution in the downtown area as larger than normal trucks... https://t.co/or8BqhaiMh
  • Please use the Agency Street entrances to access the businesses in the Wal Mart area.
  • Due to technical difficulties with our broadcasting computer, we were unable to bring you tonight’s council... https://t.co/OfEsN6kIfJ
  • The City has a water main break between Spring and Summer in the 500 block. Crews are onsite to make the repair... https://t.co/a4fQLzQDLE