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Apple Will Refund At Least $32.5M In App Case

Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents’ permission while playing on mobile apps, the government announced Wednesday.

01/15/2014

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NJ Senator Menendez Calls For Increased Consumer Protection

Nj senior senator Bob Menendez is calling on the FTC to, in effect, turn up the heat on retailers to make sure customer security is placed ahead of corporate profits.

12/27/2013

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3 On Your Side: Cell Phone Protection Plans

Cellphone protection plans may sound hassle free, but is that really true?

11/27/2013

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3 On Your Side: Be Wary Of Freebie & Trial Offers

While free trial offers are a great way to test out a product without fully committing, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan says you have to be sure to check out the offer carefully.

07/16/2013

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Blog: Skechers Checks In The Mail

By Jim Donovan:  An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 509,175 checks to consumers who bought toning shoes from Skechers USA, Inc. that the company promoted through allegedly deceptive advertisements. The checks […]

07/12/2013

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3 On Your Side: Smartphone Insurance

Consumers can buy insurance for their smart phones, but 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan takes a look to see if it’s really worth it.

06/10/2013

Regulating Online Ads

Advertising and marketing on the internet is, in fact, regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.

05/10/2013

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Blog: Contest Winners Offer Way To End Robocalls

By Jim Donovan: Tired of being harrassed by annoying telemarketing calls? Well help may be on the way! The Federal Trade Commission held a nationwide contest for developers to come up with a solution to […]

04/03/2013

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FTC Offers Cash Prize For Anti-Robocall Technology Developers

Even if you’re on the Do Not Call list, you still probably get robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission wants to put a stop to that.

04/03/2013

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New FTC Report Says Credit Report Errors Are Hurting Millions Of Consumers

A new Federal Trade Commission report at least 200 million people covered by the U-S credit reporting industry have at least one error on one of their credit reports.

02/12/2013

FTC: Eco-friendly Clothing Must Be As Advertised

What could be more eco-friendly than clothes made of bamboo? Clothes made of rayon.

01/31/2013

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Mobile Apps May Not Be Child’s Play

Do you have a kid who uses your phone to play games? The FTC has information you need to know.

01/11/2013

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Update To Internet Child-Protection Law Misses The Mark, Says Critic

The government is out with new regulations designed to keep kids safe from those who wish to track them online.

12/19/2012

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Smartphone Apps for Kids Under Scrutiny Amid FTC Privacy Concerns

In its random examination of 400 smartphone apps designed for children, the FTC says most failed to inform parents about data the app gathered and who could access it.

12/10/2012

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Overhyped Advertising Claims

If you wanted to be just like Kim Kardashian (and who wouldn’t) and you went out and bought a pair of Skecher’s Shape-up sneakers, you can get money back.

07/24/2012

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