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Millions of Illegal Robocalls Remind: Know Your Rights

January 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info

It’s one thing to be annoyed by robocalls. It’s quite another to have your rights violated by them. Unfortunately, too few consumers know what’s okay and what’s not. And knowing that difference can not only help you stop robocalls simply because they’re annoying, but also help you recognize when the callers are breaking the law. A new FTC action against violators reminds – know your robocall rights.

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Fake Payday Loan Scam Reminds: Request Debt Validation

January 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info

None of us want collectors coming after us for old debts. But it’s especially disturbing, and often confusing, when the debt they’re trying to collect on is fake. Even if you doubt it belongs to you, collection tactics can convince you otherwise or, at the very least, get you to pay up just to stop the calls. Unfortunately, that’s what consumers found themselves facing in a recent debt selling scheme involving fake payday loans.

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Got Good Idea for Protecting Internet of Things? FTC Announces IoT Home Inspector Challenge

January 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info

When it comes to securing our Internet of Things (IoT), we need all the help we can get, including in the development of IoT security itself. Thus, the FTC’s recent announcement of the Internet of Things Home Inspector Challenge. The goal? To give someone $25,000 for the best IoT security solution.

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