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Funeral Shopping Regulated By FTC

The Funeral Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission allows you to compare prices among funeral homes.

04/16/2015

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A New Form Of False Advertising

Have you ever been told that if you post a good review on line you’ll get a discount on your next purchase? Yeah, about that.

03/30/2015

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FTC: Makers Of Biodegradable Dog Waste Bags Misleading Consumers

Makers of biodegradable dog waste bags are in some deep doo doo with the FTC.

03/24/2015

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Most Common Form Of Identity Theft

What’s the most common type of identity theft? Probably not what you think.

03/05/2015

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Two Propane Gas Companies Conspire Against Walmart – And Lose

What do Blue Rhino and AmeriGas have in common? An FTC complaint about the gas they pass.

12/19/2014

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Defining Deceptive Advertising

When it comes to advertising, how honest does a manufacturer have to be?

11/14/2014

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AT&T Crammed Customers, Agrees To $105 Million Settlement

As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission.

10/09/2014

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Outlet Stores: Shop At Your Own Risk

The problem for consumers is that the Federal Trade Commission has no standardized definition for “factory outlet” or “outlet store”.

09/12/2014

The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.

08/28/2014

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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

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