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FTC Information and Alerts

  • Back to college: Renting a house or apartment

    Aug 19, 2019 | 18:04 pm

    Are you heading back to college this fall? If so, you might be about to move in to your first-ever rental house or apartment. Here are some tips for first-time renters:

  • Claims in weight loss ads might be false

    Aug 15, 2019 | 18:53 pm

    Some ads for weight loss products promise miracles. They might say that the product works for everyone or will let you lose weight permanently. Those claims are lies. Dishonest advertisers will tell you anything to get you to buy their[…]

  • Summer Film Series: Avoiding student loan debt

    Aug 2, 2019 | 13:56 pm

    Today’s Summer Film Series feature is about something many recent graduates might be trying to put out of their minds this summer: student loans.

  • Refunds for Global Access Technical Support customers

    Aug 1, 2019 | 12:38 pm

    If you paid for technical support services from Global Access Technical Support (GATS), you’ll be getting a letter or an email from the Federal Trade Commission about a refund. You might have known the company as Global SConnect, Global sMind,[…]

  • Equifax data breach: Pick free credit monitoring

    Jul 31, 2019 | 12:56 pm

    Just last week, the FTC and others reached a settlement with Equifax about its September 2017 data breach that exposed personal information of 147 million people. We’ve told you to go to ftc.gov/Equifax, where you can find out if your[…]

  • The Capital One data breach: Time to check your credit report

    Jul 30, 2019 | 22:17 pm

    If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed the personal information of 106 million[…]

  • Equifax Data Breach: Beware of Fake Settlement Websites

    Jul 29, 2019 | 19:15 pm

    Just last week, we told you to go to ftc.gov/Equifax to find out if your information – like your Social Security number – was exposed in the September 2017 Equifax data breach. At that same website, you can also start[…]

  • Who’s reporting robocalls?

    Jul 29, 2019 | 16:38 pm

    Have you ever reported an unwanted call to the FTC, whether it’s a robocall (where you hear a recorded message) or call from a live person? If so, thank you. Reporting, I’m sorry to say, won’t end these annoying calls,[…]

  • Worshipers targeted by gift card scam

    Jul 29, 2019 | 15:02 pm

    We’re seeing a new spin on gift card scams. This time, scammers are pretending to be a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, or bishop. They’re asking worshipers for gift card contributions for a worthy cause. Appeals are often made by email,[…]

  • Summer Film Series: Family emergency scams

    Jul 26, 2019 | 13:50 pm

    Welcome to the Summer Film Series! Each week, we’ll highlight one of the FTC’s many videos on topics such as avoiding scams, recovering from fraud, and managing your money. Grab a blanket and some popcorn and enjoy.


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