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3 On Your Side: FTC Sues Amazon Over Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges

They downloaded gaming apps without their parents’ permission, yet the parents still had to foot the bill! Now for the second time this year, the Federal Trade Commission is going after a company that allowed it to happen.

07/14/2014

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3 On Your Side: Dr. Oz Testifies At Weight Loss Product Hearings

Deceptive advertisements that promise to help you lose weight are everywhere and some lawmakers in Washington D.C. are tired of it

06/17/2014

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Social Media Today: FTC OKs Facebook Acquisition, New Twitter Alerts

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

04/11/2014

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FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews Charges

U.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.

03/11/2014

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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

Regulating Online Ads

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

05/10/2013

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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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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The Mail Order Rule

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.

07/17/2012

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What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

What’s the first thing you should do if you find that you’re the victim of identity theft? And then what?

05/11/2012

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3 On Your Side: Consumers Ignore Fine Print

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!

04/23/2012

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3 On Your Side: Mobile Payment App Warning

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?

04/09/2012

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3 On Your Side: Dangers Of Co-Signing

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.

11/07/2011

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3-On Your Side: Scams Targeting Job Hunters

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.

07/27/2011