FTC Files Lawsuit Against Florida-Based 'Extended Car Warranty' Phone ScammersFlorida-based companies which call hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide to pitch them expensive “extended automobile warranties” are now at the center of a new lawsuit.
Feds Looking Into Allegations Amazon Misleads CustomersThe feds are looking into allegations Amazon misleads customers about its discounts.
Scammers Get Busy This Holiday SeasonScammers are getting busy this holiday season and a new IRS scam may be the most common scam in the country right now.
Experts: Research Before Trying To Sell Smartphone OnlineYou’ve probably heard about the various websites that will give you cash for your old electronics—including cell phones. But there is a consumer warning about the sites that seem to promise more than they are willing to deliver for the old devices.
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.
FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews ChargesU.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.
Beware Of Tax Refund ID TheftIt 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.
Relief From Robocallers Getting EasierIt’ll soon be easier to get the last word when a Robocaller dials your phone.
Federal Trade Commission Cracks Down On Data BrokersFederal authorities have launched a crackdown on data brokers – people who track your every search and purchase on the Internet and sell the information.
Google Settles With FTC Over Antitrust IssuesGoogle 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.
New Watchdog Group To Help Stop Harassing Debt CollectorsAggressive, 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.
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.
FTC Warns Of Scammers Accessing Your PC Using Your PhoneIn 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.
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.
Medical Apps Are The New "House Calls"Is your Smart Phone going to replace your doctor soon? A barrage of new Medical Apps gives new meaning to "house calls," reports CBS4's Cynthia Demos.