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Students Rejoice: The FTC went after a student loan debt relief scam

Students Rejoice: The FTC went after a student loan debt relief scam posted on May 26

    Student loan debt can be difficult to manage, especially when the average student holds about $30,000 in debt. So it is not surprising that many look to companies offering promises of loan consolidation or assistance with repayment. In March, we warned about student   …Continue Reading Students Rejoice: The FTC went after a student loan debt relief scam

Memorial Day Travel Tips

Memorial Day Travel Tips posted on May 25

  Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer vacation season and many families will be hitting the road for a weekend getaway. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and its regulatory agencies put together some tips for consumers to know how to   …Continue Reading Memorial Day Travel Tips

“Operation Tech Trap"

“Operation Tech Trap” posted on May 23

  For most of us, our computers are a central part of our everyday life. So when tech support calls and informs you there is a problem with your computer, it’s only natural to follow their directions to ensure important documents, precious photographs, and your   …Continue Reading “Operation Tech Trap”

Making the Cut

Making the Cut posted on May 18

  Prom and graduation are around the corner, so many consumers will be rushing to salons to look flawless for their big day. Whether you’re interested in a new hairdo or getting a manicure, it is important to ensure that treatments are performed by licensed   …Continue Reading Making the Cut

Veterans: Dial Carefully posted on May 16

  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is warning consumers about a telephone scam targeting veterans who misdial the Veterans Choice Program phone line. Scammers have set up a phone line with a nearly identical phone number to the Choice Program. The only difference   …Continue Reading Veterans: Dial Carefully

DeVry University Refunds

DeVry University Refunds posted on May 16

  Thousands of students who attended DeVry University will receive refund checks as a result of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over deceptive advertisements. Due to false ads claiming high employment success rates and income levels after graduation, the FTC announced that   …Continue Reading DeVry University Refunds

Stay Connected During Emergencies

Stay Connected During Emergencies posted on May 12

  The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and the Department of Telecommunications and Cable urge residents to take pre-emptive measures this National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13) to ensure readiness during emergency situations or power outages impacting their communications services. Different services (for   …Continue Reading Stay Connected During Emergencies

Facebook Coupon Scam

Facebook Coupon Scam posted on May 9

  Digital coupons often pop-up on Facebook. Usually utilizing big chains stores, consumers are lured with a coupon offering amazing deals such as 50 percent off everything, or $100 off any purchase. But shoppers must be wary because these coupons are usually scams aimed at   …Continue Reading Facebook Coupon Scam

Google Phishing Scam

Google Phishing Scam posted on May 8

  The unusual worm that landed in the mailboxes of Google’s Gmail users last week was a sophisticated identity phishing scam that quickly spread to various other contacts. Scammers were able to get users to open a malicious link using one the oldest tricks in   …Continue Reading Google Phishing Scam

“You’ve Got Mail-Scams”

“You’ve Got Mail-Scams” posted on May 5

  As of February, Verizon discontinued providing Verizon.Net email service. The company partnered with AOL and gave their customers 30 days to choose one of three options: switch over to AOL, transfer their email to a different provider (such as Gmail or Hotmail) or do   …Continue Reading “You’ve Got Mail-Scams”