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After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, many people are looking for a way to help, like making a donation to a charity or fund. Doing some research first will help ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization...

Looking for consumer resources from the Federal Trade Commission?  They’re at consumer.ftc.gov, a new URL for information from the nation’s consumer protection agency.What’s different? The site is dynamic and integrates a slew...

It is tough enough to find a job or start your own business, even without scammers trying to take advantage. Today the FTC announced a major federal and state crackdown on scams that target people looking for jobs, extra income, or the chance to run...

The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on a massive international scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer users into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then paying the scammers hundreds of dollars to “fix...

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day to learn the signs of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Yesterday, I participated in a day-long symposium at the White House on the role that financial exploitation plays in the wider problem of...

March 4-10, 2012, is the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! NCPW is a coordinated campaign to focus attention on the importance of consumer education. To celebrate, federal agencies, state and local governments, and consumer...

OnGuardOnline.gov and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are hearing from people who think we’ve called them.  OnGuardOnline.gov is an educational website managed by the federal government. We never contact people by phone to ask for...

It’s some pitch – lose lots of weight quickly with products you can try out for free. Even better when the products seem to be endorsed by trusted news site and satisfied “reporters” can attest to all the unwanted pounds they...

Shopping online? A little research can save you a lot of money. Even when you know what you want, it can be overwhelming to choose among dozens of products, brands, and websites. Use these tips to help get the best deal – and to avoid a bogus...

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people around the globe every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Many scammers insist that you wire...

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