Federal Trade Commission

Hackers Grab 40 Million Accounts From Target Stores

Target Offers 10% Off & Free Credit Reports After Breach

As an apology for the a security breach which Target says affected 40 million credit and debit card accounts, the stores are now offering 10 percent off total purchases and free credit reports.

12/21/2013

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Fitness Apps May Be Unhealthy For User’s Privacy

Health and fitness apps designed to help with everything from diet and exercise to monitoring health conditions have been gaining popularity.

CBS Miami–10/17/2013

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Look Who Is Tracking You Now

Many people think they’re very savvy when it comes to keeping tabs on their credit scores and over finances. But even the savviest may have no idea how reporting agencies are keeping tabs on them.

10/14/2013

Kids Identity Theft Social Security

Protect Your Children From Identity Theft

Before the kids are off to school, the last thing on most parents’ minds is worrying about having ID thieves steal their children’s personal data to take out credit cards, loans, even renting out homes all in the child’s name.

08/20/2013

Have you ever gotten one of those texts with dating tips, weight loss advice or horoscope info, and brushed it off as spam?  Well you may want to check your cell phone bill - you may have been crammed. (Source: CBS4)

Mystery Messages Could Lead To Charges On Your Cell Phone Bill

Have you ever gotten one of those texts with dating tips, weight loss advice or horoscope info, and brushed it off as spam? Well you may want to check your cell phone bill – you may have been crammed.

CBS Miami–08/14/2013

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Growing Problem Of Tech Support Scams

Virtually everyone has had some sort of problem with his or her computer that prompted a call to tech support. But that call could cost you due to the latest cyber scam sweeping the Internet – phony tech support sites.

CBS4–07/07/2013

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U.S. Attorney & FTC Crack Down On Timeshare Fraud

Not only is Florida tops in the nation for identity theft fraud, we’re also at the top of the list when it comes to timeshare resale fraud.

CBS4–06/06/2013

computer

Federal Trade Commission Cracks Down On Data Brokers

Federal authorities have launched a crackdown on data brokers – people who track your every search and purchase on the Internet and sell the information.

CBS4–03/18/2013

(Source: AP)

Google Settles With FTC Over Antitrust Issues

Google competitors unhappy with the way their search results are displayed on Google search pages will be able to opt out under an agreement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission.

CBS4–01/03/2013

Instagram

Instagram To Users: We Can Sell Your Photos Without Notice

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

CBS4–12/18/2012

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