Federal Trade Commission News
Feds, 11 states crack down on companies selling student debt relief
Federal and state authorities are cracking down on multiple purveyors of so-called “student loan debt relief,” alleging that the companies took in more than $95 million in illegal up-front fees from American consumers in exchange for little or no help. The actions, announced Friday as “Operation
Should you add a loan to your shopping cart?
The next time you shop online, you may see a new way to pay at checkout - a personal loan with fixed monthly payments
Vast majority of online puppy ads are fraudulent, report shows
Most online listings for puppies are fraudulent ads from scammers who don’t actually own any dogs, according to a report released Tuesday by the Better Business Bureau . The scam has become so widespread – thousands of consumers have been ripped off, with losses estimated in the millions of dollars
North Carolina fair worker tried to rescue boys from Ferris wheel
Time now for our "Index." And a terrifying fall from an amusement park ride caught on camera. A worker at a fair in Greensboro, North Carolina, trying to rescue two children from a ferris wheel after their car tilted out of position. The car giving way and the man falling off. You see it there. He
Cleaning crews power-wash streets in San Diego to stem hepatitis A outbreak
To the index of other news. And the growing battle against a public health emergency in San Diego tonight. Cleaning crews bleaching city streets to help stem a hepatitis a outbreak that's already claimed 16 lives in less than a year. More than 400 confirmed cases. A young driver lucky to be alive,
What to know about the Equifax data breach
Credit reporting agency Equifax announced Thursday that it was the victim of a cybersecurity hack that impacts well over one-third of the United States population, resulting in the possible release of personal information, including Social Security numbers. An estimated 143 million people were
Experts: How to safely return home after Harvey
Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey has damaged at least 49,000 homes, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, and some homeowners will soon face the brutal task of returning to survey the damage. But even after local authorities declare it is safe for people to return home,
Phone scam targets grandparents
A new scam has callers reaching out to older people claiming to be a relative in trouble in need of financial help.
Federal regulators oppose merger of FanDuel and DraftKings
The FTC announced that it would block the proposed merger between the two biggest daily fantasy sports platforms.