Federal Trade Commission
Studies show that one dollar of every ten dollars spent is spent in on-line purchases. Now the law may finally be entering the 21st century as the ‘Mail Order Rule’ protects consumers.
By Jim Donovan: Sorry to tell you this, but the government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers’ fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian’s curves or Brooke […]
What’s the first thing you should do if you find that you’re the victim of identity theft? And then what?
It’s been said that the devil is in the details, and when it comes to fine print, it seems the devil may be getting the upper hand!
Mobile payment apps allow you to pay for coffee, food and even other merchandise with the wave of your phone at the register. But is using them safe?
Do online advertisers know too much about you? The feds have been taking a look at that question — and what to do about it.
By Jim Donovan: Two online marketers have agreed to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that will permanently halt their allegedly deceptive practice of using fake news websites to promote acai berry supplements and so-called […]
The federal regulators want app makers to be up-front with what personal details are gathered and how they’re using that info — and they say parents must keep a closer eye on their kids’ touchscreens.
As we head into 2012, are you having a more and more difficult time paying your mortgage? While the economy is slowly improving, it’s not happening fast enough for those at risk of losing their homes.
In these tight economic times, it’s harder than ever to get a loan, so some people are leaning on cosigners to get approval for the money they need. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, you may want to think twice.
Are you in the market for a better job? Or maybe you’re out of work and looking for an opportunity just to earn a living? With unemployment still high, many job-hunters can fall victim to scams.
Imagine your bank sharing details about the purchases you made with your credit or debit card. After all, they know exactly what you bought.
Imagine getting a desperate phone call from a young relative. He’s in a foreign country in jail and needs money to get out. Would you help?
Has your physician or other health care provider asked you for a photo ID? It could be because of a controversial federal push against identity theft, and who exactly has to take part.