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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. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

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.

07/01/2014

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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.

03/03/2014

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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.

01/13/2014

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.

09/18/2013

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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.

02/11/2013

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Reports: US Regulators Move Closer To Suing Google

Federal regulators are moving closer to suing Google over allegations that the company has abused its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition and drive up online advertising prices, news reports said Friday.

10/12/2012

Television personality Kim Kardashian attends a press conference announcing the partnership between Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and SKECHERS at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Nov. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Skechers To Pay $40M Settlement For Claiming Shoes Help Lose Weight

The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers’ fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian’s curves or Brooke Burke’s toned tush.

05/16/2012

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FTC: Phone Card Scam Leads To $2.3M Settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The target was immigrants lured by cheap phone-card prices so they could call loved ones back home. But the calling cards delivered far fewer calling minutes than promised, and now their marketers […]

02/01/2012

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Federal Trade Commission Collects From Debt Collector

A stiff $2.5 million fine was handed down to a company that makes it profits collecting debt. The company is accused of being deceptive and trying to collect debts too old to collect.

01/30/2012

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