The Suckers List: Even If You Weren't Scammed, You Could Be On ItThe Federal Trade Commission says this year alone fraudsters have sent nearly 14,000 fake Apple or Amazon emails and phone messages phishing for your personal information.
Elaborate Scheme Scams 'Thousands Of Consumers' And Toy Company Little TikesTexans are heading into the holiday season and Covid-19 numbers are on the rise again. It's the perfect combination for fraudsters.
Federal Regulators Accuse Zoom Of Misleading Users About SecurityOn Monday, Nov. 9, the Federal Trade Commission said it is putting the brakes on some of Zoom's practices.
Look Out For COVID-19 Scams Related To Tests, Trials And Cures“The scammers are often very good at what they do” Reid Tepfer, an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission told the CBS 11 I-Team.
FTC Announces Crackdown On Fake And Abusive Debt CollectorsThe agency says "Operation Corrupt Collector" targeted debt collectors trying to collect on non-existent debs by using illegal scare tactics.
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.
Federal Agencies Send Warning Letters To Companies Claiming Products Treat, Prevent CoronavirusThe Federal Trade Commissions and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently sent two dozen warning letters to companies they say are marketing products making claims to treat or prevent the coronavirus.
Federal Agencies Warn Customers About Fraud Coronavirus Testing Kits Found OnlineFederal agencies, such as the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission, are warning customers about fraudulent testing kits circulating online.
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.
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.
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.