Authorities Cracking Down On Scammers As New Yorkers In Need Become Victims Of Fraud Amid PandemicRip-offs of all kinds are on the rise in New York. In 2020, complaints to the Federal Trade Commission surged 85%.
Federal Trade Commission: Scammers Sending Fake Texts To Try To Get Personal InformationThe messages could include promises of free prizes or offer help with paying off student loans or information about a package to be delivered to your home.
Sen. Chuck Schumer Calls For Steep Fines For Scammers Advertising Unproven Coronavirus CuresRight now, Schumer says the Federal Trade Commission is sending out warning letters to stop companies from making false promises of coronavirus treatments or cures.
Google, YouTube Fined $170 Million For Violating Children's PrivacyThe FTC says the company collected children’s data without their parents’ consent.
Feds Announce New Crackdown On Robocall CompaniesAmericans received 4.7 billion robocalls last month, according to call-blocking company Youmail. Federal authorities are now going after some of the companies behind them.
Experts Warn 'Free Trials' For Products May Hide Pricey CommitmentsA new report from the Better Business Bureau says these offers are often scams.
FTC Fines Knicks Owner Dolan $600K For Antitrust ViolationsJames Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has agreed to pay more than $600,000 in civil penalties for running afoul of federal securities law.
Eye On Cyber: 'Phishing' Attacks On The RisePhishing is one of the most popular and most effective ways that hackers gain access to sensitive data and computer systems. And it seems to be happening more than ever.
Child Advocates Ask FTC To Investigate YouTubeThe coalition is asking the FTC to investigate and impose potentially billions of dollars of penalties on Google for allegedly violating children's online privacy and allowing ads to target them.
Seen At 11: Think Your Mobile Devices Aren’t Hackable? Think AgainThere were a lot of year end statistics for 2016, and here's one more -- more than 2-billion of our emails and passwords were compromised last year.
FTC Warns Of Email Scam Targeting Chip-Enhanced Debit And Credit Card HoldersNot sure if your email is legit? The FTC said to call your credit card company to confirm.
Seen At 11: Seller Beware: Some Online Electronic Trade-In Sites Don't Deliver What They OfferYou’ve probably heard about the various websites that will give you cash for your old electronics, including cellphones-- but sellers beware.
Snuggie Seller Settles Charges That It Deceived CustomersThe company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other ``As Seen on TV'' products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.
Pesky Telemarketers Finding Ways Around National Do Not Call ListFred Parkes says he's been on the national do not call registry since it began, but somewhere along the line it stopped working.