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'Mystery shopper' scam making rounds again

The "Mystery Secret Shopper" scam is nothing new. But it is making the rounds again and victims are forking over thousands of dollars before they realize it's a fraud.

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 06:45am EDT

Tags: Scam, mystery shopper, Federal Trade Commission, Jamie Forzato

Apple sends email offering refund for app purchases without parental consent

Apple has sent an email to some iTunes users, offering a chance for a refund on App Store purchases made by children without the permission of a parent.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 04:21am EDT

Tags: Jeff Lauterette, MidAtlantic Consulting, apple, app, Federal Trade Commission, Neal Augenstein

Holidays inspire fake debt collectors

With so much shopping, scammers often use the holiday season to try to separate people from their money.

Sunday - 12/22/2013, 08:05am EST

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, scammers, debt collectors, Kathy Stewart, Scam, scams

Rules crack down on robocalls

Starting Oct. 16, the Federal Communications Commission prohibits callers from using a prerecorded message to reach customers without their written consent.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 10:00am EDT

Tags: robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Rosemary Frisino-Toohey

FTC finds millions of errors occuring in credit reports

A new study by the Federal Trade Commission finds one in four consumers identified errors on their credit reports that might affect their credit scores.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:22pm EST

Tags: credit check, Federal Trade Commission

Old scam, new technology

Don't you just love the way technology is used to reinvent old scams?

Monday - 05/07/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action, Federal Trade Commission, Yellow Pages

Is it a job or a scam?

There are legitimate mystery shopper jobs but they don't require you to send money to a third party.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Call for Action, Shirley Rooker, Federal Trade Commission

Do energy saving gadgets work?

The cost of gas provides a fertile field for crooks promoting devices that are supposed to increase gas mileage.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Call for Action, Shirley Rooker, Federal Trade Commission

When 'no' means 'yes'

Negative options schemes are still causing problems for consumers.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Call for Action, Shirley Rooker, Jesse Willms, Federal Trade Commission

International driver's licenses

If you are about to lose your driver's license, don't think you can replace it with an international driver's license purchased over the Internet.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 11:34am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action, Federal Trade Commission