Tag: cell phone

Who’s calling now? That number doesn’t ring a bell. Hold the phone, says the Federal Trade Commission. You could be a potential victim of the growing "one-ring” cell phone scam.

Here’s how it works: Scammers are using auto-dialers to call...

You may be devoted to your phone, but not so thrilled about some of the calls you get. If you want fewer telemarketing calls, add your number to the National Do Not Call Registry. It’ll be in good company: the Registry has a total of 223 million...

You get a text message claiming your email account has been hacked. The message asks you to text back in order to reactivate your account. Has your account really been hacked, or is this a scam?

Here’s an example of a spam text making the...

When disaster strikes, thoughts turn to the welfare of family, friends, and colleagues. Here are several sites to help ease the worry.

During a disaster, register yourself on the Red Cross Safe and Well List so that family and friends know of...

FTC staff are ready to host the one-day roundtable on mobile cramming tomorrow, May 8, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Mobile cramming happens when a company charges your phone bill for a service, without you knowing.

A live webcast will...

On May 8th, consumer advocates, government officials, and industry representatives will meet for a roundtable discussion on mobile cramming hosted by the FTC.

Mobile cramming happens when a company charges your phone bill for a service,...

On May 8th, FTC staff are conducting a mobile cramming roundtable among consumer advocates, industry leaders and government regulators. The roundtable is part of an ongoing effort by the FTC to address how to protect consumers against the growing...

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....

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