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Feds Target Failed Crowdfunding Campaign For First Time

The FTC reached a settlement with Erik Chevalier, accusing him of running a fraudulent Kickstarter campaign for a board game.


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Maryland Part of FTC Complaint Against Charity Fraud

Maryland is joining a Federal Trade Commission complaint against four cancer charities that are accused of misusing $187 million nationwide raised by deceptive fundraising practices.


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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers Over Unlimited Data

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.


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FTC: AT&T To Pay $105M For Bogus Wireless Charges

Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges — a practice known as cramming.


The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.


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Report: 10 Million Identity Theft Cases, Most Common Consumer Complaint In US

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S.


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Teeth-Whitening Challenge Gets Supreme Court Review

The Supreme Court will examine the North Carolina dental regulatory board’s claim that only dentists should be allowed to whiten teeth.


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Medical-Alert Scam Aimed at Seniors Shut Down

Federal and state regulators have shut down a multimillion-dollar scam that duped seniors into turning over their credit card information.


Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he's probably a crook. Those exchanges don't apply to seniors. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Feds Warn ‘Obamacare’ Will Create New Scam Artists, Info Thieves

Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he’s probably a crook. Those exchanges don’t apply to seniors.


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Study: 1 In 5 Consumers Had Error In Credit Report

One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday.