FTC shuts down student loan debt relief scheme

It’s a staggering number. More than 42 million Americans owe a total of nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. It’s no wonder people look for help. But not...

Outlet shopping: The deal is in the details

For many of us, it just wouldn’t be a summer beach vacation without shopping at the local outlet mall. Over the years, we’ve picked up a few tips for...

Who’s pretending to be the government now?

You’ve gotten the calls: from Social Security. Or the IRS. Or Medicare. Or any number of other agencies. Except: as soon as the caller threatens you or demands that...

FTC and partners tell robocallers to call it quits

Tired of robocalls? So are we. Today the FTC and state and federal partners announced Operation Call it Quits, an effort to go after robocallers. As part of the...

There are no “quick fixes” to clean up your credit

If you’re trying to clean up your credit, you’ll come across plenty of companies offering an easy fix. But any company promising instant results for a price is likely...

Put the brakes on phony online car sales

You can buy practically anything online, including used cars. But before you shell out any hard-earned cash, here’s a warning about scammers trying to sell cars they don’t have...

Update your software now

We secure our valuables – our wallets, keys, and homes. We know that, if left unsecured, they can easily be a target for criminals. So it makes sense to...

Keys to avoiding home rental scams

Need more space than an apartment, condo or townhouse can offer, but not ready to buy? A single-family home rental may fit the bill. But not all home rental...

Consumer Protection

US CERT ALERTS

AA19-168A: Microsoft Operating Systems BlueKeep Vulnerability

Original release date: June 17, 2019Summary The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this Activity Alert to provide information...

AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Competition Press Releases

Pharmaceutical Agreement Filing Procedures Updated

Modernized with electronic filings and updated for agreements related to biologics The Federal Trade Commission is modernizing the process for filing agreements under the Medicare...

International Competition Network Adopts Framework for Competition Agency Procedures and Recommended Practices on Investigative...

At its annual conference, the International Competition Network (ICN) established a Framework on Competition Agency Procedures (CAP) that reflects the commitment by its participants...

Administrative Law Judge Upholds FTC’s Complaint Challenging Consummated Merger of Companies that Make Microprocessor...

In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint challenging the consummated merger of...