Tag Archives: Federal Trade Commission

FTC Issues Report on the Experiences of Victims Recovering from Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission issued a staff report summarizing the results of a survey of identity theft victims who were asked to describe their experiences dealing with consumer reporting agencies and, more generally, exercising their rights under the Fair Credit … Continue reading

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National Consumer Protection Week 2012 Kicks Off Sunday, March 4

The Federal Trade Commission and more than 30 other federal agencies, consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, in conjunction with state, county, and local government agencies, are participating in National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, 2012. National Consumer Protection Week … Continue reading

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FTC Releases Top Complaint Categories for 2011

Identity Theft Once Again Tops the List Statement Released by FTC 2/28/2012 The Federal Trade Commission today released its list of top consumer complaints received by the agency in 2011. For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints … Continue reading

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FTC Offers Warning, Advice on Tax-Related Identity Theft

Did you know that your Social Security number can help an identity thief get a job, or the tax refund that should be yours? The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, cautions that thieves can use a stolen … Continue reading

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FTC Warns that Mobile Apps May Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act

Agency Sends Letter to Marketers of Six Apps for Background Screening The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned the … Continue reading

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Phishing Hooks those Too Quick to Click

The first time I took my grand-daughter fishing we did not catch any fish. We did not even get a nipple, but we did have fun. That night sitting watching the camp fire she asked, “Why didn’t we catch anything.” … Continue reading

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Is Your Child a Victim of Identity Theft?

A SSN that has never been used is gold for thieves, since there is no connection between TransUnion, Experian, Equifax and Innovis to the Social Security Administration. The first time a SSN, Child’s name and birthday are connected together, at … Continue reading

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