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How do I report an ad? If you spot or believe that you are a victim of a false or deceptive ad, you can tell us about it here. Upon…

Sterling Precious Metals

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Sterling Precious Metals

The FTC has banned Sterling Precious Metals from selling precious metals after the telemarketing company conned nearly $5 million from elderly consumers. Sterling Precious Metals allegedly promised customers they could…

American Breast Cancer Foundation

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American Breast Cancer Foundation

The American Breast Cancer Foundation was recently named to a list of America’s worst charities by The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The charity solicits donations…

Unsolicited Checks & Credit Offers

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Unsolicited Checks & Credit Offers

So you come home at 6:00 PM, and begin leafing through your mail.  In an oddly-official-looking envelope from a company you’ve never heard of, you find a check for $250…

“Low Cost” Internet Access Can Really Add Up

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“Low Cost” Internet Access Can Really Add Up

There are many considerations when it comes to choosing an Internet service provider – type (cable, dial-up, DSL, or satellite), speed, price, hardware needed, reliability, and level of support. When…

Direct Marketing Association

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Direct Marketing Association

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is a trade group made up of all those pesky companies we have to thank for telemarketing, spam, and junk mail, among others.  The group…

Diploma Mills: Degrees of Deception

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Diploma Mills: Degrees of Deception

Imagine earning a college or graduate degree without having to do any work. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. Though you may have seen or heard…

Fake Government Calls

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Fake Government Calls

A number of people in the immigrant community have been receiving calls and text messages from people falsely claiming to be government agents. The callers often claimed to be from…

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