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Free credit freezes from Equifax | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/free-credit-freezes-equifax
Many people have had very sensitive personal information exposed in the Equifax breach Social Security numbers, account numbers, even drivers license numbers.
...So, will I get free freezes from the other two agencies too?...
...I agree and if a credit freeze needs to include the other two companies at a cost it should be at Equifax's cost note the consumer's....
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Yahoo customer service scam | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/01/yahoo-customer-service-scam
Need to contact Yahoo customer care?
...My Condominium is being used as a router for other numbers of peoples to use....
...I am being hurt by others using my emails....
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Pass it on: tech support scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/05/pass-it-tech-support-scams
Earlier today, we announced a bunch of cases against tech support scammers: the people who act like there s a problem with your computer and then try to convince you to fork over money to fix ahem fix it.
...That s why the FTC, our partners at the Florida Attorney General s office, and other law enforcement are trying to stop these scammers in their tracks....
...The information you give will go into a database that the FTC and other law enforcement agencies use for investigations....
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Disputing a charge? Know your rights | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/05/disputing-charge-know-your-rights
Have you ever disputed a charge on a bill or even thought about it?
...The thing is he promise me offer amount of $700.000 plus software Start Kits,So that i can,Start my owner company, business of emailing the Companies and free 90 days of FREE LEARNING,so other thing is Joing Webinar.evineng now,he still sending me emails,So how can i stop him?...
...I do not know why the government allows these 3 major credit companies control individual's (citizen's credit ratings. these are companies that cater to other companies that do not care about our individual rights they side with other corporations, who continually do illegal acts and try to get away with it for their own profits....
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Yahoo breach? Watch this | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/09/yahoo-breach-watch
Was your information exposed in the Yahoo data breach?
...If you use the same password other places, change those too....
...I felt it is Yahoo that have not secured their servers effectively if at all. so too Google spies on users and so, sellers of email addresses could range from employees to corporations which in turn sell to other corporations (not forgetting employees in these corporations may also be sellers of email addresses) and somewhere in this chain, even the corporations' servers have not...
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Lessons learned | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/05/lessons-learned
Getting a professional certification or earning your degree can help move your career to the next level.
...The FTC also charged Ashworth with misrepresenting that course credits students earned there could transfer to other schools....
...I tried to start at 11 other universities, but out of those 169 credits, the most I transfer to any other school was 55 of them in Missouri, meaning that if I did that I would basically have to take my whole bachelors degree all over again and out of pocket. 3-1/2 LONG years to fall short because of 11 credits....
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Tell us about it | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2014/05/tell-us-about-it
Job scams.
...The discussion was about scams affecting immigrants and, more importantly, how the government, legal services, and other non-profit groups can work together to help protect immigrants from fraud....
...Attendees also noted the value of information flowing the other way when government has useful information or educational materials but needs community-based organizations to get the information into the hands of people who need it most....
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How to spot a car wrap scam | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/08/how-spot-car-wrap-scam
Have you seen ads promising easy money if you shrink-wrap your car with ads for brands like Monster Energy, Red Bull, or Pepsi?
...Under federal law, banks generally must make funds available to you from U.S. Treasury checks, most other governmental checks, and cashier s checks, certified checks, and teller s checks, a business day after you deposit the check....
...For other checks, banks must make the first $200 available the day after you deposit the check....
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Dietary supplement concerns? Tell the FTC and FDA | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...7/07/dietary-supplement-concerns-tell-ftc-and-fda
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have enforcement programs to protect consumers from false and misleading claims about the safety and benefits of products marketed as dietary supplements.
...Ever bought a dietary supplement or other health-related product that didn t work as promised?...
...(Watch for claims about so-called treatments or cures for diseases like Alzheimer s, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, opiate addiction, and others....
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Got student loan debt? Don t be scammed. | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/10/got-student-loan-debt-dont-be-scammed
If you ve got student loan debt, you ve probably seen ads or been contacted by companies promising they can help.
...I've had problems in other areas due to a bad credit score, which solely due to Navient's policies....
...The details you report will go into a database that the FTC and other law enforcement agencies use for investigations....
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Fake emails could cost you thousands | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/05/fake-emails-could-cost-you-thousands
Think you got an email from a business you know?
...A secret shopper scam to the same thing to me I'm trying to report it now they wanted me to wire them money and I didn't go for it either the check was $1,500 and I had heard good news about secret shopper from other friends but this was the scam yeah soon as I seen they wanted me to wire money I knew...
...IRS to call back and the other call is supposed be from Microsoft the infected computer scam they will ask if sitting at your computer now they've e-mailed you with no response....
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Timeshares and Vacation Plans | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0073-timeshares-and-vacation-plans
Buying or selling a timeshare or vacation plan?
...You and the other timeshare owners collectively own the resort property....
...Biennial Ownership. You use a resort unit every other year....
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Financing or Leasing a Car | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0056-financing-or-leasing-car
Before you lease or financing a new or used vehicle, learn more about your options and what to expect at the dealership.
...If you sign a contract, get a copy of the signed papers before you leave the dealer or other creditor....
...You also will need to account for the cost of insurance, which may vary depending on the type of car you buy, and other factors....
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Online Auctions for Buyers | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0522-online-auctions-buyers
These tips can help you check out an offer before you bid in an online auction.
...To see what other people say about their experiences on the site, type the site name and the word complaints or reviews in your search engine....
...As you scroll through the site, look closely at photos, item descriptions and other aspects of the listing....
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Your Equal Credit Opportunity Rights | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0347-your-equal-credit-opportunity-rights
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because you get public assistance.
...it s used to determine the meaning of other factors important to creditworthiness....
...Refuse to consider reliable public assistance income the same way as other income....
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The FTC won t offer to fix your computer | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/04/ftc-wont-offer-fix-your-computer
Some cons send pop-up computer warnings to pitch unnecessary and sometimes harmful tech support services.
...Some make phone calls. Others like one scammer the FTC just sued send spam emails that falsely claim the FTC hired them to help remove problem software....
...If you get a pop up, call, spam email or any other urgent message from anyone about a virus on your computer, stop....
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Questions on your money back from Western Union? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/01/questions-your-money-back-western-union
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.
...If you don t have either a Social Security number or an ITIN, check the box that says so. When asked for a reason, you can explain that you re not a U.S. citizen or whatever other explanation applies. ...
...Check FTC.gov/WU for updates and answers to other questions. ...
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BBB Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/better-business-bureau
File a complaint with BBB customer service department. Best contact info for BBB corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...I did a check on the internet which is rife with other similar complaints and some report that they are being charged monthly....
...It was other kids white kids at the pool and my girls had been gone from the hotel since 9:00 that morning and we didn't get back to the hotel to almost 6 that evening and a white boy with a soccer team told her that wind blew it over. ...
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DinoDirect Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/dinodirect
File a complaint with DinoDirect customer service department. Best contact info for DinoDirect corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...One was my wedding dress and veil.the others were my bridesmaids dresses....
...I tried posting in their forums and I get locked out.so I have hit other forums complained to the BBB Dept of consumer affairs and filed a dispute thru pay=palwhen i try to contact them nothing but auto reply e-mail item is on the way....
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Vizio Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/vizio
File a complaint with Vizio customer service department. Best contact info for Vizio corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...How does the other person watch TV if the phone goes with the owner....
...I called my electrician and he came over and took down the tv and we tried another tv using the same outlet and cables and the other tv worked fine. ...
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HTC Customer Service Number a Terrible Frustrating Experience | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2208
...Reps name was Jim or James and after several minutes contacting other departments I was told to use the prepaid label to send the active swap phone back and to follow the tracking....
...The Advanced Swap is no longer available for this particular model of phone, but there are some other options available that weren t available previously. ...
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Best Buy Customer Service Number (Tired of Waiting on Hold) | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/1853
...He told me that it is normal to take 2 more weeks to get it repaired because the service center works on it for days going back and forth to other projects....
...I cannot truthfully say that I am going to boycott Best Buy because truthfully, I am still looking to upgrade my television and other computers in the future....
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Top 3 Numbers for Taco Bell Corporate Office (for Complaints) | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2361
...Other more common issues include problems with their order....
...I decided that I may save other customers that you may otherwise lose had I not reported this issue and give you the opportunity to make this right....
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My Complaint to the CEO of Staples Corporation | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2036
...The manager Tara who was standing on the other side of the register leaned over and asked to see my phone as well....
...Even though I was there ahead of about 7 other customers I had to wait while they were assisted....
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Dear Yahoo, My Email Login Page in Not Working (Again) | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2465
...A cam or video call. The other is the fact that there is no indication of which of my contacts is on-line....
...My problem is, that I send out an e-mail reply or response, there is no way of knowing if I sent it out other than the box that says (your message has been sent)....
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How to Report a State Farm Customer Service Issue to Corporate | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/1572
...After reviewing the estimate I received and speaking with people who write estimates/appraisals everyday State Farm was negligent on comparing my vehicle with other vehicles that are close to the vehicle I owned, State Farm did not take into consideration I had navigation, snow tires, heated seats and comfort package....
...Here's what I get from Geico my car insurance with better coverage went down $ 714.72, h/o $1257 ($1000 deductible) with the personal articles included (( no deductible) with a host of other upgrade on both policies....
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4 Examples of CEOs Who Provide Legendary Customer Service | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2506
...When four airlines controlled more than 80 percent of the U.S. market, Virgin America had to differentiate themselves from other popular airlines....
...At the time, that was pretty radically different, said VP of Marketing, Abby Lunardini, because no other U.S. airline had done anything like that. ...
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Burger King Faces Customer Complaints about New Grilled Dogs | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/1587
...I ordered one with cheese plus some other food....
...The other person working walked up to the counter and said she had no idea as she didn't work the grill....
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Burger King Head Office Contact Details (with Phone Number) | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2564
...Total $7.29. I could have used one of the other two coupons for $1 less and would include 2 small fries....
...Other wise tear all of your signs down and just serve as you see fit....
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Netflix Customer Service Department is Afraid of Hackers | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/1700
...And chances are they are doing this to plenty of other customers as well....
...So I called their service department who instead of fixing the problem attempted to sell me a $300 error restore service (thanks but it can do that itself endlessly reinstalling windows is pretty easy) and went as far as to tell me that without this service I would not be able to use Netflix at all and this cant be fixed otherwise and its...
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What is the Dell Customer Service Phone Number? | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2194
...So I began trying other numbers to see if anyone could help with fraud protection....
...Again, I know this, because it has happened with other creditors of mine, when my account number was changed....
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Complaints? Call the Wimpy Customer Service Phone Number | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2197
...I do not have butter on my toast as I put my egg onto it. Every other branch offers butter separately....
...A lady showed us out away and said we to wait someone would assist us. 10 minutes later same lady came and said we must wait again no one attended to us. The wimpy only had about 3 other tables which already had their orders....
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Phone Fraud | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/taxonomy/term/874
...Other scammers send pop-up messages that warn about computer problems....
...They say they ve detected viruses or other malware on your. ...
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Online Shopping Tips | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/video-0082-online-shopping-tips
Looking for a great product at a great price?
...Read online reviews from other people who bought the item or from product experts....
...Remember, shipping costs and other add-ons may not be included in these prices....
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telemarketing | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/taxonomy/term/1068
...Three million of you called, wrote, or went online to tell us about fraud or identity theft in 2016. Each one of those reports is important to us and to other law enforcement nationwide and helps us bring cases against scammers of all kinds. ...
...In one, a caller says you re eligible for a grant to pay for home repairs, medical costs, or other personal needs....
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phone | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/taxonomy/term/1106
...Reporting illegal robocalls helps the FTC and other law enforcement agencies go after the scammers behind them....

Weighing the Claims in Diet Ads | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0061-weighing-claims-diet-ads
Some weight loss ads promise more than they can deliver.
...Doctors, dieticians, and other experts agree that the best way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and be more active....
...Doctors, dieticians, and other experts agree that there s simply no magic way to lose weight without diet or exercise....
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Heating and Cooling Your Home for Less | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0044-heating-and-cooling-your-home-less
These practical tips can help you save energy and money in your home.
...Before you invest in a new system, ask about the EnergyGuide label it lets you know how energy efficient a model is compared to others like it. Products that meet certain energy efficiency criteria will have the ENERGY STAR logo....
...Ask your local utility or system salesperson about cash rebates, low-interest loans, tax breaks, or other incentives for buying energy-efficient products, and how you can qualify....
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Update for Amazing Wealth System | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/05/update-amazing-wealth-system
The FTC recently sued the companies and individuals responsible for the Amazing Wealth System, which ran ads and held live workshops promoting a business opportunity scheme.
...I saved my receipts and other paperwork....
...other documents, postal mail or email that refers to your Amazon account or business with Amazing Wealth System or the related companies. ...
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Fake Checks | Consumer Information
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0159-fake-checks
A counterfeit check can take weeks to discover and cost you a bundle.
...Check overpayment scams target consumers selling cars or other valuable items through classified ads or online auction sites....
...When funds are sent through wire transfer services, the recipients can pick up the money at other locations within the same country; it is nearly impossible for the sender to identify or locate the recipient....
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Avoiding Money Wiring Scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/avoiding-money-wiring-scams
Imposters.
...The Barrister emailed me with the price I had to pay which was $22,000, I called back the person that originally sent me the email and I told him that I can't come up with that sort of money and he said he would come up with half the money if I could come up with the other half....
...hello,i have no call but mail sent to your i am contastaly contacting them receiving mail from theme,for to get us $1000.00 i give to other acccess to the home $ key in tax in Tex...
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Buying a flood-damaged car could leave you high and dry | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...ng-flood-damaged-car-could-leave-you-high-and-dry
Recent storms and flooding plaguing the Midwest and Southeast could impact car buyers across the country.
...The National Insurance Crime Bureau s (NICB) free database includes flood damage and other information....
...A salvage title means the car was declared a total loss by an insurance company because of a serious accident or some other problems....
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Pass it on | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0030-pass-it-on
Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed.
...Your complaint can help protect other people....

Stranger than family | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/08/stranger-family
Have you ever gotten a phone call from someone pretending to be a family member?
...I did not respond, but, I don't know if other family members did....
...people overseas hence the Federal Trade Commission send the proper laws in their reports about other companies and the con artist was reported to the Federal Bureau Investigations for telecommunications fraud among other laws that were violated...
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The FTC works for your community | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/07/ftc-works-your-community
The Federal Trade Commission works for America s consumers in every community.
...140+ outreach events. Our regional and DC staff were everywhere this year: giving seminars and trainings to law school students; holding regular meetings with legal services partners; speaking at senior centers, schools and libraries; briefing ethnic media; holding webinars for consumer advocates and other partners; doing events on military installations and at clinics for veterans; and presenting at national and local conferences....
...There have been some major changes and modernizations as to the broadened jurisdiction of the FTC in collaboration with other federal agencies subsequent to complaints I filed with the FTC and was advised they had no jurisdiction....
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Researchers find bug in Wi-Fi network encryption | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov.../10/researchers-find-bug-wi-fi-network-encryption
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.
...In the meantime, connections other than Wi-Fi (like your smartphone s 4G/3G carrier connection, or a connection with an Ethernet cable) are not affected....
...Even so, this bug is a reminder that there s no single solution to secure your data, and all of the other tips for protecting your sensitive information and security online are more important than ever, including:...
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Free phones for veterans? Not quite. | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/11/free-phones-veterans-not-quite
You walk out of a VA facility, and see a booth with people offering free phones and cell service for veterans, all thanks to a government program.
...It s supported by the Universal Service Fund a fund all telephone companies and other telecommunications providers pay into (a cost you might see passed on to you in the form of a Universal Service line charge on your phone bill)....
...This has hit here in upstate NY too, specifically in the Watertown and probably other areas....
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Protect your mortgage closing from scammers | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/06/protect-your-mortgage-closing-scammers
It s National Homeownership Month, and the FTC and the National Association of Realtors want to remind you that scammers sometimes use emails to rob home buyers of their closing costs and personal information.
...The only other thing I can suggest is never do business with a phone solicitor....
...They spoof numbers and use other methods to obfuscate where they are calling from....
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Western Union settlement: $586 million in refunds | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...7/01/western-union-settlement-586-million-refunds
According to the FTC, Western Union has known for years that scammers were using its system to commit significant fraud.
...other that is not real. Yours sincerely, James Robinson....
...You do know this scam had NO connection with PCH other than using the name, etc....
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Fake friends, fake news, phony weight-loss promises | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...fake-friends-fake-news-phony-weight-loss-promises
An email from a friend urges you to try new weight-loss pills.
...But it was from her email list with lots of other people copied....
...Usually the message format is similar to others that go back to the same or very similar domain....
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Report identity theft and get a personal recovery plan at IdentityTheft.gov | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...t-and-get-personal-recovery-plan-identitytheftgov
Millions of people are affected by identity theft each year.
...Agrawal from India.It is a typical scam operation according to my tech and other in my search of the company....
...I found after they scammed me that were doing this to many suspects by my tech and other independent search watchdogs.The...
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FTC schools student loan debt collectors | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/02/ftc-schools-student-loan-debt-collectors
If you ve defaulted on a federal student loan, chances are you ll hear from a debt collector.
...Leaving phone messages that illegally disclosed information about a person s debts to other people without the debtor s permission....
...may not contact a third party about you for any reason other than getting your contact information...
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Robocalls | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0259-robocalls
Telemarketing sales calls with recorded messages are generally illegal unless you have given the company written permission to call you.
...These robocalls are allowed. But if the recording is a sales message and you haven't given your written permission to get calls from the company on the other end, the call is illegal....
...Other times, the number is a real one belonging to someone who has no idea his or her number is being misused....
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Kids, Parents, and Video Games | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0270-kids-parents-and-video-games
Tools like game ratings and parental controls can help you learn about the games your kids want to play and help you make sure they re playing according to your rules.
...Many games allow players to talk and play with other people or buy more content right from the console or game....
...For example, some systems include parental controls that allow you to mute or disable online chat, which might include profanity or bullying by other players....
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Pension Advances: Not So Fast | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0513-pension-advances-not-so-fast
If you re looking for a way to generate cash to make ends meet, a pension advance may pique your interest.
...So, unlike other types of cash advances or loans, taking out a pension advance means signing over money you need to live on....
...In addition, there may be other costs or fees, including commissions and life insurance....
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Auto Warranties & Routine Maintenance | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance
Is it ever okay for an auto dealer to deny warranty coverage because someone else did routine maintenance on your car?
...In fact, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is enforced by the FTC, makes it illegal for manufacturers or dealers to claim that your warranty is void or to deny coverage under your warranty simply because someone other than the dealer did the work....
...However, according to the FTC, the manufacturer or dealer must be able to demonstrate that it was the improper belt replacement rather than some other defect that caused the damage to your engine....
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Gemstones, Diamonds, & Pearls | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0295-gemstones-diamonds-pearls
What to know about gemstones, diamonds, and pearls when shopping for jewelry
...Imitation stones look like natural stones, but may be made of glass, plastic, or other less costly material....
...Irradiation can add color to colored diamonds, certain other gemstones, and pearls....
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Buying a Cemetery Site | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0304-buying-cemetery-site
Points to consider when buying a cemetery site, with special information for veterans.
...Additional considerations include what, if any, restrictions the cemetery places on burial vaults purchased elsewhere, the type of monuments or memorials it allows, and whether flowers or other remembrances may be placed on graves....
...If you plan to bury your loved one's cremated remains in a mausoleum or columbarium, you can expect to purchase a crypt and pay opening and closing fees, as well as charges for endowment care and other services....
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Debt Collection | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0149-debt-collection
You have rights when you deal with debt collectors.
...Under the FDCPA, a debt collector is someone who regularly collects debts owed to others....
...If you don t have an attorney, a collector may contact other people but only to find out your address, your home phone number, and where you work....
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Using a Credit Card | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0205-using-credit-card
It helps to know your rights and responsibilities when you use a credit card.
...Sending your payment to the wrong address even if the payment is received and accepted at some other office of the issuer could delay crediting your account for up to five days....
...For example, the amount due each month could vary, and you would need sufficient funds in your bank account to pay it. Otherwise, you could overdraw your account, be charged for insufficient funds, and damage your credit rating....
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Investing in Collectible Coins | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0136-investing-collectible-coins
Investing in collectible coins requires you to investigate: here s what to know about the coins, the graders, and the sellers.
...Others will buy your coin, but charge you a commission fee....
...Still others may offer only a store credit....
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Investing in Bullion and Bullion Coins | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0135-investing-bullion-and-bullion-coins
If you want to invest in bullion or bullion coins, getting answers to some important questions first can make a big difference and potentially save you some money.
...You may want to talk to other investors, too....
...You also can enter the name of the coin into an online search engine to compare prices from other dealers....
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Government imposters want to get to know you | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/03/government-imposters-want-get-know-you
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FTC want you to know about a scam in which callers posing as federal employees are trying to get or verify personal information.
...Sometimes, the caller asks you to verify your name, and then just hangs up. Other times, he or she might ask for detailed information like the last digits of your Social Security or bank account number....
...But their real reason is to steal from you or sell your information to other crooks....
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FTC halts abusive debt collection operation | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...17/11/ftc-halts-abusive-debt-collection-operation
You have the right to be treated fairly by debt collectors.
...And others might have also been scammed that are unaware of this....
...with me and of course I acknowledged that i was, so I get to CVS and then he says that i need to purchase 5 x $100 iTunes cards, so of course now I know this was a scam, I'm so embarrassed, because other people heard me speaking to this man, so i hung up on him and everyone standing next to me said...
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Understanding Mobile Apps | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0018-understanding-mobile-apps
Consider these questions before you download a mobile app.
...Kids and Mobile Phones If you have a smart phone or other mobile device, you probably use apps to play games, get turn-by-turn directions, access news, books, weather, and more....
...Some apps are offered free to interest you in a company s other products....
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Scam Alert: How to buy World Cup tickets that aren t fake | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...2/scam-alert-how-buy-world-cup-tickets-arent-fake
The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14, 2018 in Moscow.
...Before you buy a hospitality ticket package that includes match tickets and other benefits, check FIFA's hospitality page to make sure the seller is an authorized agent....
...Stay away from other websites, even if they use logos and trademarks to make them look legitimate, or they say they re a World Cup partner. ...
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Shopping for a VPN app? Read this. | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/02/shopping-vpn-app-read
You probably know by now that using your mobile device on the public Wi-Fi network of your local coffee shop or airport poses some risk.
...Public networks are not very secure or, well, private which makes it easy for others to intercept your data....
...Other people on the same network can see your traffic....
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Don t pay for a car with Amazon gift cards. Ever. | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/01/dont-pay-car-amazon-gift-cards-ever
We ve written before about scammers who trick people into paying with iTunes gift cards.
...It should be a scam alone if anyone tells you to pay for something using a gift card that doesn't even relate to the company that owns the gift card be it Amazon, iTunes, or any others in that matter....
...Both Sellers told me to contact Amazon Insurance and pay thru them. 1 reason was he was going to the military and the other was some sob story about but they needed the money right away which is why both trucks were selling for cheap ($1500 and $2,500)....
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"Free" Trial Offers? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0101-free-trial-offers
Some companies use free trial offers as a lure, but don t make their cancellation policies obvious.
...And typically, if you don't want to buy what you've tried, you need to cancel or take some other action before the trial is up. If you don't, you may be agreeing to buy more products....
...Other "free" offers enroll you in clubs or subscriptions....
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TheSqueakyWheel.com - Frequently Asked Questions.
http://www.thesqueakywheel.com/FAQs.cfm
...Your complaint has the potential to be viewed by millions of other consumers....
...How is TheSqueakyWheel.com different from other complaint sites? ...
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www.bouldersbythesea.com Dishonest company - www.bouldersbythesea.com consumer complaint
http://www.thesqueakywheel.com/complaints/2017/APR/complaint51538.cfm
A consumer complaint about www.bouldersbythesea.com
...Problem: Other Date of Problem: 2017-04-18 23:19:49.0 ...
...View other complaints associated with this company. ...
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VRBO.com Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/vrbo-com
File a complaint with VRBO.com customer service department. Best contact info for VRBO.com corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...I finally got someone who did not put me on hold and sent me a refund receipt to me email address instantly, the others were all just lying to me and hoping I would just give up. I have yet to see the refund, as they told me it could take fifteen days....
...I recommend you use some other agency for your booking....
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Davids Bridal Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/davids-bridal
File a complaint with Davids Bridal customer service department. Best contact info for Davids Bridal corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...David s Bridal is a fashion retailer specializing in wedding, prom and other formal wear....
...the Wedding Dress who does this your company Davids Bridal in Springfield, Mo please make another fitting and this sew the dress or please send her the right wedding dress and just think some other young lady is crying and so, is my daughter and this her Wedding....
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Morrisons Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/morrisons
File a complaint with Morrisons customer service department. Best contact info for Morrisons corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...So, I cooked the other one two days ago and the same with this one my husband who really liked his lamb and was put off by the smell....
...I wasn't going to complaint but I am fed up of being sold rubbish stuff off other Morrisons supermarkets and shops....
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CreditReport.com Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/creditreport-com
File a complaint with CreditReport.com customer service department. Best contact info for CreditReport.com corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...Common issues sent in by customers are generally concerning online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring and other credit-related information....
...Other reviews relate to Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Debt Consolidation Loans, Business Loans and Auto Loans....
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Sirius XM Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/sirius-xm
File a complaint with Sirius XM customer service department. Best contact info for Sirius XM corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...Sirius radio customer service is the worst I have ever delt with, they are rude, unknowing of there business, unknowing of other department activities, and relentless....
...Thinking that if I was no longer a customer they would stop with the calls and leave me alone, on the contrary the calls picked up, it has come to the point that I've had to contact my phone service provider and block numbers calling in from Sirius, this has slowed them down but yet I still have calls from them just from other...
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Megabus Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/megabus
File a complaint with Megabus customer service department. Best contact info for Megabus corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...And to get the worst customer service at 3:00. How would she have felt if the shoes were on the other feet....
...It started off bad having to wait in the cold rain with my newborn baby and my other two small children because the bus arrived over thirty minutes late....
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Turkish Airlines Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/turkish-airlines
File a complaint with Turkish Airlines customer service department. Best contact info for Turkish Airlines corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...In Oct. 2015, when I called Turkish Airline to complete my travel plans, I was advised by a staff that any extra luggage of 50lbs will cost me $250. This has completely derailed my travel plans because taking 4 extra luggage will cost me $1000 far higher than other airlines charge and almost the cost of the ticket....
...So I asked about an up-grade to business on the morning flight, I was flat out told this was not an option and that Business class customer are more important than any others and that all business class seats where full....
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Air Canada Customer Service Complaints Department | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/complaints-department/air-canada
File a complaint with Air Canada customer service department. Best contact info for Air Canada corporate headquarters with 1-800 phone number, email, and office address.
...We were 3 members in the family with only one carry on. I tried putting it on top but the compartment was full, the other side which was my spot had first aid supply....
...There was no one at the other side to tell us what to do next. ...
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Compose tips | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/filter/tips
...For more information see W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML....
...Anchors are used to make links to other pages. <a href="http://www.hissingkitty.com">HissingKitty.com</a> HissingKitty.com ...
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Help! Instagram Has Temporarily Blocked Me -- How Do I Fix It? | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/1459
...In actuality, #goddess mainly depicted paintings of naked women which are completely allowed in other cases on Instagram, which might point to a religious bias....
...I truly do appreciate what the website/app allows myself and other people to post pictures about and captures the worlds beauty, people hobbies/ interests, selfies and many other things....
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Beware! My T-Mobile Phone Insurance Claim Was Denied | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/comment/2316
...I had to get my son out of school (since I use my phone for work) and go to my other sons place of employment and switch all the cards yet again....
...He replied that no there was not an employee to just take payments of any kind, he everyone had to wait there turn, he apologized for the wait but said that I would be helped when it was my turn because there were other customers ahead of me and that their time was just as valuable as mine, so basically I just had to...
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1 (800) 331-0500 AT&T Complaint Phone Number | HissingKitty.com
http://www.hissingkitty.com/att-complaint-phone-number/
...In Oct first week we canceled the service for the third party and reported her phone and tablet stolen as told by the store manager in Boonville MO. apparently it didn't get into the styem right away and kept adding charges, we went to the other two stores and tryied to get answers but apparently thier store managers had their heads up there asses...
...Why Andrew could not take ownership of the customers problem other than to recite the policy....
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Military Consumers and Sentinel: A deeper dive | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...18/03/military-consumers-and-sentinel-deeper-dive
Last week, we gave you an overview of the latest Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.
...Others lie about being your online love or say there s an emergency with your family member....
...These kinds of scams cost military consumers more money than any other type of scam, with $25 million reported lost....
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Travel Tips | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0046-travel-tips
Rest and relaxation or vacation frustration?
...Get the details about any five-star resorts or luxury cruise ships they promise including what other travelers have had to say about them....
...If you re not sure whether a website is showing you the total price, call the hotel and ask about a resort fee or any other mandatory charge....
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Shutting down a sweepstakes scam that sought out seniors | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...shutting-down-sweepstakes-scam-sought-out-seniors
In the past few years, you ve heard warnings from us about different scams that offered prizes like money, jewelry, or vacations all in exchange for a fee.
...I needed it. A widow with no COLA, what other choice did I have....
...These crooks didn't allow me to have a fair chance at things financially in life now I'm still trying to figure out how to get the debts of other people out of my name they bought a house cars and who knows what more I'm dreading finding out soon....
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Rounding up foreign lottery scammers | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/05/rounding-foreign-lottery-scammers
In the past, we ve told you about a group of Jamaican scammers who called people in the US with phony prize, sweepstakes and lottery offers.
...Buying even one foreign lottery ticket means your name gets added to lists that scammy telemarketers buy and sell to each other....
...I even reported them to the police in 2014 but they were not curtailed, so I just did not answer the phone. my name is Patty but when someone one the other end of the phone wants to speak to Potty I know right away it is a scam....
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Money Transfer Scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2013/12/money-transfer-scams
The U.
...The money is then sent to the other country. the person receiving the money from the other country is close to the scammer. could be a girlfriend....
...Some scammers want to send stolen money, but they don't want to get caught, so they recruit other people to do the work for them....
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Payday lender gets what s due from the FTC | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2014/09/payday-lender-gets-whats-due-ftc
Have you ever been contacted by a lender who says you owe them money, but you re pretty darn sure you don t?
...help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice....
...I was not provided with any information other than email to make arrangements to pay off the debt plus the interest at that point....
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Uber-exaggerated claims result in $20 million settlement | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...r-exaggerated-claims-result-20-million-settlement
When you re on the hunt for income, the last thing you want is to be misled about the earnings and benefits that a business opportunity offers.
...Other reports of drivers finding out (because they knew passengers) that Uber is charging significantly more to the passenger than they are claiming to the driver....
...I would like to be kept up to speed about any other developments...
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Phantom debt collectors impersonate law firms | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov.../08/phantom-debt-collectors-impersonate-law-firms
Getting a call from a debt collector can be stressful.
...The imposters told people they were delinquent on a payday loan or other debt and threatened them with arrest, jail time, or getting sued unless they paid by credit or debit card over the phone....
...Other calls we receive never talk when you pick up the phone....
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Official-sounding calls about an email hack | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/04/official-sounding-calls-about-email-hack
There s a new twist on tech-support scams you know, the one where crooks try to get access to your computer or sensitive information by offering to fix a computer problem that doesn t actually exist.
...OTHERWISE my computer would be disabled, and "blocked" so it cannot ever operate again....
...Don't shop, bank or do other online activities that involve user names, passwords, or other sensitive information....
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Losing weight loss claims | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/02/losing-weight-loss-claims
Every time I hear about a weight-loss case, filled with promises that a pill will let you shed pounds, fat, and inches without dieting and exercise, I think of My Fair Lady s flower girl, dreaming in the cold night air about eating chocolates beside a warm...
...In addition to various weight-loss claims and other structure-function claim, the Section 6 of DSHEA disclaimer, also set forth in 21 CFR 101.93, is provided at the bottom of the page....
...Why does are country not protect its citizens from this and many other schemes similar to it?...
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The 411 on fraud in the 404 | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/06/411-fraud-404
When is it uplifting to talk about obstacles to economic opportunities?
...Here s some of what we heard: African Americans are denied mortgages at a higher rate than other groups even when credit ratings and salaries are the same....
...We still have a long way to go. I can only imagine that similar biased activity takes place with other minorities in the USA....
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Timeshare resellers & quick-money promises | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2014/07/timeshare-resellers-quick-money-promises
Con artists are adept at selling or selling you on just about anything.
...And be sure to report these and other scams to the FTC....
...Any other publicity we can put out there would be super....
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Join the Milchat about travel scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/06/join-milchat-about-travel-scams
On June 8, @MilConsumer and @StopFraudCo (the Stop Fraud campaign of the Colorado Attorney General s Office) will host a chat to discuss avoiding travel and vacation scams.
...Your complaints help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice....
...Sames as the others. A robot-caller claiming to be Elizabeth from the Resort Rewards Center trying to get me to say "Yes" to her questions so they can route you to someone to take your money....
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Rent-to-Own: Consider your alternatives | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/03/rent-own-consider-your-alternatives
Need a sofa, washer/dryer, TV, or new tires?
...It might even have been rented by other people before you....
...When it comes to buying items for your home or car, you have other options....
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Scammers don t really give refunds | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/06/scammers-dont-really-give-refunds
The FTC has been cracking down on deceptive tech support operations that call or send pop-ups to make people think their computers are infected with viruses.
...If you lost money to a tech support scam or other fraud, you might get a call from someone claiming to give you a refund, or help you recover your money but only if you give them personal information or some money....
...If you have to do something for a company or pay them first to get a refund other than just sending you got from them back, then this isn't a legit way to get a refund, plus scammers will never keep their end of the bargain even if you claim to them that you kept your end....
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Risk free trials were bait for rip offs | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/02/risk-free-trials-were-bait-rip-offs
Did you ever sign up for a free trial of a product you heard about on the radio?
...One was for $89.95 appears as "Ultzencoffee" on you cc statement; the other appears as "LMA Vigorperfection" for $88.10....
...Now taking to social media to spread the word and hopefully save others some aggravation and money!...
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Tis the season for stopping robocalls | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/12/tis-season-stopping-robocalls
Nothing puts a damper on the holidays like unwanted calls interrupting your day.
...Fortunately, you have some options to block robocalls and other unwanted calls....
...Some are free and others cost money....
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