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When it comes to treatments for health conditions, it can be tough to tell useful products from those that don’t work as claimed. Dietary supplements may seem like harmless health boosters. But while some have proven benefits, many don't.

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Could a simple medical test tell you if you are likely to get a particular disease? Could it evaluate your health risks and even suggest a specific treatment? Could you take this test in the privacy of your home, without a doctor’s prescription...

Forget the turkey — are you craving some Cyber Monday deals? A little research can help you get the best deal and avoid hassles. Here are some tips to help you save some money and protect your financial information.

 

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Do you sometimes find it hard to tell ads from surrounding content when you’re online or using a mobile app? Have you ever wondered whether the article you selected is actually an ad? If your answer is yes, you may be interested in an upcoming...

If you need some fast cash, you may be tempted by ads touting online payday loans. But before you click on a link and share your personal information, I have a cautionary tale to share.

There once was an online payday loan operation that...

Apartment hunting for the perfect place to live? As you scan rental ads in newspapers, or on websites or listservs, remember that some ads may not be legit.  

Scammers regularly advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available. They...

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.

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