FTC refunds $34 million to Office Depot customers

The FTC is sending refund checks to more than 541,000 people who paid for repairs and technical services when they took their computers to Office Depot or Office Max stores for a free “PC Health Check.” The FTC says that, between 2009 and November 2016, Office Depot and a software provider did scans and told people their computers had malware symptoms — only it wasn’t […]

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Do You Use Venmo, Zell or Other Payment Apps? Watch Out For Scams

Using mobile payment apps like CashApp, Venmo, or Zelle can be a convenient way to get quick cash to your family and friends. But remember the first rule of sending money, whether you’re using an app or money wiring service: Be sure you know who’s on the receiving end. Otherwise, you might lose the money you sent — and then some. People have told the […]

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Comparison Shopping Website Scams

We all probably had a suspicious feeling about these types of websites, but recently the FTC has started to crack down on these types of websites that claim they “objectively” review the products, when in reality the websites sell the top review spots to the highest bidders regardless of product quality. The operators of a website that compares student loans and other financial products have […]

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