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How To Spot A Flooded Car

The recent flooding from Austin to North Texas has flooded the markets with water damaged vehicles.

06/24/2015

CollectPros

State Order Follows CBS11 I-Team Investigation

A company collecting money from North Texans is getting orders to stop doing business in its home state of Nevada. Following our report, we’ve learned federal and state authorizes are taking action.

06/10/2015

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Dollar Tree To Sell 330 Family Dollar Stores

Dollar Tree says it expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar.

05/21/2015

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Watch Out For Storm-Chasing Con Artists

Victims of natural disaster often times are hit twice. Once by mother nature and again by scam artists taking advantage of their situation.

05/13/2015

WILLIS

I-Team Alert: Imposter Telephone Scams Rising In Texas

Scammers are a creative bunch. They successfully use old tricks and technology to con you out of your money. According to a government report, last year alone, more than 64,672 Texans complained about phone scams.

04/22/2015

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Mobile Apps Still Collect Information On Kids

It’s been more than a year since regulators came out with new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps. But many silly software programs still quietly collect data on the youngest consumers.

12/08/2014

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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling Users’ “Unlimited” Data

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans.

10/28/2014

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AT&T To Pay $105M Settlement For Bogus Wireless Charges

AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million to settle government charges that the company unlawfully billed wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges – a practice known as cramming.

10/08/2014

The Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case by Fisher-Price which protects an iPhone while a baby can play with apps stored on the device. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Benefit Of Mobile Apps For Toddlers Questioned

Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission.

08/07/2013

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Study: 1 In 5 Consumers Had Error In Credit Report

A government study says 20-percent of consumers had an error in their credit report. The study also said 5-percent of consumers identified errors that could lead to them paying more for mortgages, auto loans or other financial products.

02/11/2013

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‘Resolving’ Consumer-Savvy Resolutions For 2013

Businesses know you are ready for a new beginning. But, creative advertisers know this also. And, in many cases, they are preying on your desire to make a new start.

01/01/2013

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FTC Warns About Phone Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning North Texans about mysterious, and sometimes scary, phone calls.

CBS 11–09/12/2012

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