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FTC Information and Alerts

  • Update your software now

    Jun 13, 2019 | 12:28 pm

    We secure our valuables – our wallets, keys, and homes. We know that, if left unsecured, they can easily be a target for criminals. So it makes sense to think the same way about the information stored on all our[…]

  • Keys to avoiding home rental scams

    Jun 12, 2019 | 18:49 pm

    Need more space than an apartment, condo or townhouse can offer, but not ready to buy? A single-family home rental may fit the bill. But not all home rental listings are legit, so here are some tip-offs and tools to[…]

  • Hurricane season starts June 1. Are you ready?

    May 30, 2019 | 15:43 pm

    June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, and a great time to make a plan to deal with weather emergencies. Extreme weather events, like hurricanes and other natural disasters, can occur with little warning, and the effects come[…]

  • Make it a scam-free vacation

    May 23, 2019 | 17:00 pm

    It’s almost summer! Right now, you probably have beaches on the brain or you’re thinking about that long-planned trip abroad. Before you head out, take steps to help keep your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare:

  • It’s Privacy Awareness Week 2019

    May 22, 2019 | 13:28 pm

    This week is Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Privacy Awareness Week, held annually to raise global awareness about privacy issues. This year’s theme “Protecting Privacy is Everyone’s Responsibility,” is part of what drives the FTC to act on behalf of[…]

  • Your right to post honest reviews

    May 8, 2019 | 14:28 pm

    You probably read customer reviews to learn what people say about their experiences with a business or product. The Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) protects people’s ability to share their truthful experiences and opinions. The FTC enforces the CRFA, and[…]

  • Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back.

    May 7, 2019 | 17:04 pm

    A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring. The scammer is hoping you’ll call back, because[…]

  • Parental Advisory: Dating Apps

    May 6, 2019 | 19:17 pm

    Parents be warned: some dating apps – like FastMeet, Meet24 and Meet4U – allow adults to find and communicate with children. Concerned parents should remove these apps if they’re on children’s devices. You also can set your kids’ devices so[…]

  • Avoid crowdfunding scams

    May 6, 2019 | 04:00 am

    Crowdfunding is one way to support a project you believe in and get rewards for that support. But the project you’re backing is only as good as the people behind it. Some dishonest people can take your money but produce[…]

  • Malware from illegal video streaming apps: What to know

    May 2, 2019 | 13:18 pm

    The popularity of video streaming services has taken off in the past few years. It’s become easier to stream video through smart TVs, streaming boxes that connect to your not-so-smart TV, and even streaming sticks. These devices let you stream[…]


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