Tag: cell phone

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...

Have kids in your life? Then you’ve probably got a collection of kids’ apps — or soon will. Whether it’s a game on your phone or a math app on your tablet, find out what apps might be doing — but might not be telling you — and what you can do...

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....

If you've ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you've won a free prize, you're not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.

Many of the...

Text message spam is to your cell phone what email spam is to your personal computer. Both may try to get you to reveal personal information.

Text message spam is a triple threat: It often uses the promise of free gifts or product offers...

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...

Do your kids or grandkids use apps on your phone, tablet or e-reader? Of course they do. Many apps are fun, educational and engaging. But before you hand over your mobile device to a youngster, here are six things to know and do:

Try out the...

When a friend or family member forwards you a cautionary email, you tend to assume it’s true. Before you click “Send” to share it with friends — take a minute to learn more. One email making the rounds warns that you need to register your cell...

Meet Shock... Bill Shock

If your parents have ever met Bill Shock, you'd probably know.

Mr. Shock isn't a who — it's a what: bill shock is what happens when your family cell phone bill is much higher than it's supposed to be. Or than your...

Thinking of upgrading to a new mobile phone or device? Maybe returning one that didn’t work out for you? It’s important to delete any personal information you stored on the device.

How to Remove Personal Information Checking Twice...

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