Tag: buyer

With prices today, you might consider financing or leasing your next car. If you do, here are some things to keep in mind. Before You Buy or Lease a CarDetermine How Much You Can Afford Get a Copy of Your Credit Report What About a Co-signer?...

It’s National Homeownership Month, and the FTC and the National Association of Realtors® want to remind you that scammers sometimes use emails to rob home buyers of their closing costs and personal information.

Here’s how the scam works:...

Being green isn’t always easy. So when Volkswagen (VW) said it developed technology that greatly reduces emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) in its TDI “Clean Diesel” vehicles, environmentally-conscious consumers responded favorably, and...

Buying a home is exciting. You saved for the down payment, scheduled the move, and are dreaming of planting new roots. Closing is right around the corner… unless a scammer gets your settlement fees first.

The Federal Trade Commission and...

It’s great getting stuff for a deal or as a free sample. But when a seller says something is cheap or free, then sends you a whopping bill, that’s not so great — and it’s against the law.

In three unrelated cases, the FTC sued Kleritec,...

Ever wonder about the difference between a warranty and a service contract? Well, wonder no more.

Many consumer products, including cars, appliances and electronic devices come with a warranty — the manufacturer’s promise to stand behind...

Selling your used stuff online has become commonplace. So have scams taking advantage of the good names of reputable online companies. At the FTC, we’ve heard from people stung by scammers spoofing PayPal. The scam generally goes like this: You...

If you’re looking to score tickets for a sporting event, concert, play, or other entertainment event, you might start with the venue that’s hosting the event, right? Well, that’s what some consumers thought they were doing. But looks can be...

With the average price of a new car idling at over $31,000, you might be thinking about buying used. After all, the average price for a used car from a dealership is about $18,000.

You can buy used cars through a variety of commercial...