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Consumers may get some added protection from fraudulent telemarketers under some proposed changes to the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule. Right now, the Rule spells out when telemarketers can call and what they must say. The FTC has proposed...

FTC staff are ready to host the one-day roundtable on mobile cramming tomorrow, May 8, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Mobile cramming happens when a company charges your phone bill for a service, without you knowing.

A live webcast will...

On May 8th, consumer advocates, government officials, and industry representatives will meet for a roundtable discussion on mobile cramming hosted by the FTC.

Mobile cramming happens when a company charges your phone bill for a service,...

On May 8th, FTC staff are conducting a mobile cramming roundtable among consumer advocates, industry leaders and government regulators. The roundtable is part of an ongoing effort by the FTC to address how to protect consumers against the growing...

People have long complained about unauthorized charges — cramming — on the bills for their landlines. The FTC has responded loudly and clearly, bringing more than 30 cases, getting tens of millions of dollars back for consumers, and advocating...

In this video produced by the General Services Administration, Kati Daffan, a Federal Trade Commission attorney, shares five strategies consumers are using right now to fight illegal robocalls.  We appreciate the hundreds of people who sent in...

Contrary to re-circulating email:

There is no new cell phone national do not call database. There is only one National Do Not Call Registry. It is operated by the Federal Trade Commission and covers both cell and landline phone numbers....

Despite viral email, there is no new cell phone database.

Consumers may place their cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry to notify marketers that they don't want to get unsolicited telemarketing calls.

The truth...

The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on a massive international scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer users into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then paying the scammers hundreds of dollars to “fix” the...

If you receive a call or message asking for a donation to a charity, ask lots of questions before you give any money. Avoid giving cash and don't wire money — use a credit card or write a check directly to the charity. Find additional tips to...

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