Debt Collectors Not Stopping Even As Coronavirus Pandemic ContinuesWith the coronavirus pandemic continuing, the last person you probably want to hear from is a debt collector. However, that's not going to stop them.
Texas Ranks Fourth In U.S. Where You're Most Likely To Get Your Identity StolenWith a total of 73,553 identity theft reports last year, Texas ranks fourth in the country for states where you're most likely to have your identity stolen.
Fake Work-From-Home Jobs On Rise As Unemployment Soars: 'I'd Really Like Someone To Catch Them'Crooks are capitalizing on the coronavirus, luring job seekers with phony listings on social media or sites like Craigslist.
North Texas Face Mask Maker Victimized By Fake Websites During Coronavirus OutbreakA surge in demand for face masks is also creating a surge in fraud against a North Richland Hills company.
Federal Trade Commission Warns About Scammers Trying To Profit From COVID-19 Pandemic With reports the government could soon be sending checks or direct deposits to help us, the Federal Trade Commission is trying to get ahead of scammers.
'Tis The Season For Holiday Swindlers; How To Avoid Charity ScamsJason Moon, a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Dallas, said while most charities are legit, some take advantage of the American generosity.
Recruiting Scams Targeting North Texans: 'I Thought I'd Finally Found A Job'If you’re searching for a job, beware. You could be the latest target of cyber thieves.
New Federal Guidelines For Social Media Influencers: Must Disclose Paid EndorsementsThe statute aims to help consumers avoid misleading advertisements, while keeping influencers honest about the products they recommend.
Local Nonprofit Sends Warning After Falling Victim To Customer Service Phone ScamA local nonprofit is warning others after getting conned in a fake customer service phone scam.
FTC Fines AdvoCare $150 Million For Running A Pyramid SchemeThe FTC said AdvoCare was operating an illegal pyramid scheme focused on recruiting people to buy and sell products rather than focused on retail sells.
Texas AG Leads National Antitrust Investigation Into GoogleJust how "free" is the internet?
Dallas County Authorities Warn Of Scammers Trying To Collect Fines For Failing To Report To Jury DutyAuthorities in Dallas County are warning the public about a scam where callers are posing as law enforcement officials and trying to collect fines for failing to report to jury duty.
Facebook Fined $5B For Privacy Violations, Ordered To Add OversightA new settlement with the Federal Trade Commission means Facebook will pay $5 billion in fines and must institute new privacy protections and oversight on its business.
Posting A Negative Review Online Can Get You Sued"A SLAPP (lawsuit) filer doesn't go to court to seek justice; they are just trying to silence or harass or intimidate a critic of theirs," said Evan Mascagni, who works for the Public Participation Project.
Federal Trade Commission Announces Major Crackdown On RobocallsThe FTC and law enforcement plan to file charges against several companies and individuals as part of a government clampdown on illegal robocalls.