Tag: online

Springtime: For us here at FTC headquarters, it means warm weather, cherry blossoms on the National Mall, and the publication of the agency’s Annual Highlights. Take a look at our highlights for the past year, presented in an interactive format,...

If you need a short term loan, you may be tempted by ads touting online payday loans. But before you click on a link, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has a few caveats to share. 

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Shopping online? A little research can help you get the best deal and avoid unnecessary hassles.

Before you buy anything based on a review, search online for credible opinions based on trusted sources. Be sure to compare reviews from a variety of websites to get the whole story.

The law says that reviewers should disclose their connection to a company but not all of them do.  The video encourages people to learn as much as they can. Before buying anything based on a review, search online for information and credible...

Did you see an ad that promises big earnings and ideal work conditions if you start an internet business? Most internet startups require big investments of time and money, and a lot of them fail. High-pressure tactics are one sign of a scam.

From using a savings card at your local grocery store to exploring a social networking app on your phone, many everyday activities allow businesses access to information about your habits, tastes and activities. But where does that information go...

A phisher visits a clothing store in hopes of getting a shopper's financial information. To learn more, check out Phishing.

Phishing can happen when you least expect it — even at the office. To learn more, check out Phishing.

A phisher pays an unexpected visit to someone's home. To learn more, check out Phishing.

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