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Buying a car can be expensive. So when you hear there’s a service that can save you on financing, you might be all ears. Well, you’ll also need to be all eyes, because some companies say one thing while the paperwork says something different....

Need a sofa, washer/dryer, TV, or new tires? Don’t have the cash or credit to buy them outright? You may be considering rent-to-own: simply make weekly or monthly payments for a while and you own the goods.

But before you sign on the...

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If you need furniture, appliances, consumer electronics, or tires and wheels, but don’t have the cash or credit to buy them outright, you...

Online auctions offer you a chance to shop for everything from travel mugs to travel trailers. As you check out items, check out the auction site, too. Before you commit your money or personal information, get to know how the site and seller...

Some businesses seem to have short memories. Case in point: In 2012, Billion Auto, a chain of family-owned auto dealerships, agreed to an FTC settlement order that required them not to run deceptive ads for the financing and leasing of their...

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What defines “community”? Is it where you live? Your racial or ethnic identity? Your age? Your income? Whether you’ve served in the military? The concept of community can be very...

As part of the FTC’s crackdown on deceptive practices related to the sale, financing, and leasing of motor vehicles, Courtesy Auto Group of Attleboro, Massachusetts has agreed to settle charges that it deceptively advertised that consumers could...

As an agency with civil law enforcement authority, the FTC likes a criminal bust as much as anyone. And, just last month, our colleagues at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) delivered a good one. Listen to...

If a telemarketer calls you with a chance to make extra money by re-selling designer clothing, purses, or perfumes from your doorstep, it might seem like the ideal work-at-home situation. For scammers, it’s a great way to steal your money...

Eyeballing that chic dress in the store window, but don’t have enough cash on hand to buy it? Maybe you need that new set of tools, but your checking account is hovering around its minimum? If the store you’re buying from offers a layaway plan,...

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