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FTC: T-Mobile Made Millions In Bogus Charges

Federal regulators are alleging T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions off it’s customers in potentially bogus charges.

07/01/2014

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FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews Charges

U.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.

03/11/2014

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Beware Of Tax Refund ID Theft

It is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It’s also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4’s David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what’s being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.

CBS4–02/10/2014

(Source: nomorobo.com)

Relief From Robocallers Getting Easier

It’ll soon be easier to get the last word when a Robocaller dials your phone.

CBS Miami–09/27/2013

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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

(Source: CBS4)

New Watchdog Group To Help Stop Harassing Debt Collectors

Aggressive, harassing and abusive bill collectors are a top consumer complaint in the United States. If you’re one of the 30 million Americans being pursued by a collection agency, sometimes fighting back can be frustrating but help is on the way.

CBS4–12/11/2012

A New Jersey Natural Gas technician inspects a leaking gas main under a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 31, 2012, in Long Beach Island, N.J. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Changing “Hurricane Victims” Into “Hurricane Survivors”

Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, investigative reporter Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those on the East Coast recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

11/02/2012

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FTC Warns Of Scammers Accessing Your PC Using Your Phone

In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft.

CBS4–10/26/2012

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Nerve-Wracking Phone Scam Targets South Florida Residents

“We got your son, we got your son and we’re going to kill him,” a caller screamed to Elizabeth Manger while she was at work. This scam has been ringing South Florida phones for more than a year. INSIDE: How to identify the scammer.

CBS4–10/13/2012

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