Tag Archives: FTC

Consumer Reports: Setting your Facebook privacy settings

The Best Facebook Privacy Setting The very best security is to never put any Private Personal Information in your Facebook profile. Do not provide your real birth date, not even the month and day without the year. Do not provide … Continue reading

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Avoid ATM Scams

Your Rights Lost or Stolen ATM/Debit Card: If your ATM or debit card is lost or stolen, you may not be held liable for more than $50 for the misuse of your card, as long as you notify the bank … Continue reading

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FTC Consumer Alert: Fake Debt Collector Scam

From the FTC: Who’s Calling? That Debt Collector Could Be a Fake Consumers across the country report that they’re getting telephone calls from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never received or on loans they did receive but … Continue reading

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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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