FTC Information and Alerts
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:Read more...
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[…]Read more...
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[…]Read more...
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[…]Read more...
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[…]Read more...
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[…]Read more...
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[…]Read more...
May 1, 2019 | 21:27 pm
Apr 24, 2019 | 13:01 pm
Online games and websites for kids are everywhere these days – to the point that it’s commonplace to see toddlers playing with them, too. And while the internet has positive ways for kids to explore and learn, privacy concerns are[…]Read more...
Apr 22, 2019 | 20:33 pm
April 22 is Earth Day and a great time to consider e-cycling or donating your used electronics.Read more...