Your right to post honest reviews

You probably read customer reviews to learn what people say about their experiences with a business or product. The Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) protects people’s ability to share...

Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back.

A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after...

Parental Advisory: Dating Apps

Parents be warned: some dating apps – like FastMeet, Meet24 and Meet4U – allow adults to find and communicate with children. Concerned parents should remove these apps if they’re...

Avoid crowdfunding scams

Crowdfunding is one way to support a project you believe in and get rewards for that support. But the project you’re backing is only as good as the people...

Malware from illegal video streaming apps: What to know

The popularity of video streaming services has taken off in the past few years. It’s become easier to stream video through smart TVs, streaming boxes that connect to your...

COPPA: A few tips to keep your child safe online

Online games and websites for kids are everywhere these days – to the point that it’s commonplace to see toddlers playing with them, too. And while the internet has...

On Earth Day, recycle or donate old electronics

April 22 is Earth Day and a great time to consider e-cycling or donating your used electronics.

Scammers and your Notre Dame donations

Following last week’s devastating fire that destroyed much of the famous and historically important Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, fundraising efforts have begun. Many generous people may decide...

Online lending company broke the law. FTC counts the ways.

If you need to borrow money to consolidate credit card debt, make home or auto repairs, or pay other unexpected bills, a personal installment loan may be an option.

Consumer Protection

US CERT ALERTS

AA19-122A: New Exploits for Unsecure SAP Systems

Original release date: May 02, 2019Summary The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this activity alert in response to...

AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Competition Press Releases

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...

FTC Requires Divestitures by Tronox and Cristal, Suppliers of Widely Used White Pigment,...

ALJ deemed transaction likely anticompetitive Tronox Limited and Cristal, two of the largest suppliers of the white pigment chloride process titanium dioxide, have agreed to...