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November 1, 2012
Article
Some ads for mortgages promise more than they can deliver.
September 21, 2012
Video
Knowing the rules of the U.S. Diversity Lottery can help you avoid a scam.
September 7, 2012
Video
An expert explains the inner workings of business opportunity telemarketing scams.
September 7, 2012
Video
Illegal robocalls are the rise and the FTC is working to solve the problem.
September 6, 2012
Video
Report scams to the FTC online or by phone.
September 6, 2012
Video
Recognize and report scammers who falsely promise help with immigration.
August 21, 2012
Article
Here’s how to spot a phony cure and get real help.
August 2, 2012
Article
Companies promising a “new credit identity” may be selling stolen Social Security numbers.
August 1, 2012
Article
Some advance-fee loan and credit card offers have tell-tale signs that can help you avoid getting ripped off.
July 26, 2012
Article
Scammers sometimes make exaggerated claims about international driving permits. Learn what they are, and where to buy a legitimate permit.
July 3, 2012
Article
Looking to get your college degree? Here’s how to tell the difference between legitimate schools and diploma mills peddling bogus degrees.
June 28, 2012
Article
Scammers sometimes impersonate relatives and friends to trick you into sending them money
June 20, 2012
Article
Interested in mystery shopping? Here’s how to distinguish real opportunities from bogus offers.
May 1, 2012
Article
Need money for college? Here's how to avoid “guaranteed” scholarships.
April 1, 2012
Article
Should you trust companies that promise to negotiate lower payments for your car loan if you pay them a fee in advance?
November 1, 2011
Article
Want to buy a business? Here’s how the Business Opportunity Rule can help you evaluate the opportunity — and the seller.
September 27, 2011
Article
Here’s how you can reduce unwanted commercial emails.
September 24, 2011
Article
Tips to help you understand how penny auctions work and recognize the pitfalls before you lose any money

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