'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.
Better Business Bureau: 1 In 4 Online Shoppers Fall Victim To Counterfeit SchemesConsumer and government agencies are cracking down on what they deem a "counterfeit" epidemic.
North Texan Tricked By Cable TV Employee Imposter Warns 'There Are A Lot Of Good Scammers Out There'Dana Mead said the imposter recited her account details and was even able to remotely turn on HBO and Showtime, which are channels she doesn't have.
Fraud Takes Over As Consumers' Top Federal Trade Commission ComplaintConsumers lost nearly $1.5 billion to fraud last year -- about 40 percent higher than the year before.
Advocates Say Facebook Tricked Kids Into In-Game PurchasesA collection of children's and privacy rights groups is accusing Facebook of intentionally duping kids into running up charges for playing games.
90-Year-Old With Cancer Said LA Fitness Signed Him Up For $5K In Personal Training: 'I Feel Like I Have Been Taken Advantage Of'"I wanted to join a club that teaches me about yoga," Moh Hassan said.