Fake debt collectors called from India and ripped off millions from consumers nationwide, the FTC said. The perps were fined and shut down.
The communal life of dorms and personal data on unguarded laptops make it child's play for identity thieves to victimize college students.
Letting your kids play with your devices led to $2.8 billion in spending to repair or replace those items. Think about that next time junior wants to play with your smartphone.
The FTC says a business that claimed to expedite loans actually used information provided online to raid thousands of victims' bank accounts, to the tune of $5 million.
After handling complaints about the quality of its products on its own, the company, amid widespread criticism, announces an official recall.
Although more than a third of children receive a dollar per tooth, a Visa survey found that the average is up to $3.70 per tooth, up 23% from last year.
Better Business Bureau issues warning about widespread fake subscription renewal scam after the New York Times and Wall Street Journal complain.
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The Chinese e-commerce website's transaction volume dwarfs that of eBay and Amazon.com, but the company's size could be its worst enemy.
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