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Regulators Accuse T-Mobile Of Bogus Billing

T-Mobile US became the target of a federal investigation and lawsuit Tuesday amid allegations that it bilked potentially hundreds of millions of dollars from its customers in fraudulent charges.

07/01/2014

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Funeral Home Scam Trying To Catch You Off Guard

Scam artists are trying to use funeral home newsletters as a way to hack into your computer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/20/2014

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BBB Issues Warning About “Do Not Call List” Scams

The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about scam artists pretending to be protecting you from telemarketers.

02/07/2013

FTC Wants Your Help To Stop Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission wants your help to stop harassing robocalls to cell phones and landlines.

01/03/2013

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Shopping Around Could Save Owners Money On Pet Medications

Do you go into sticker shock every time you need medicine for your pet? Well, consider shopping around the next time your pet gets sick. Your veterinarian is not the only place selling the drugs you might need for Spot or Fluffy.

11/05/2012

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FTC Offers $50,000 For Technology To Stop Robo-Calls

Commercial robo-calls – almost all of them scams – are illegal without your written permission, but they are proliferating rapidly, say Federal Trade Commission officials. The challenge is to find new technology to beat these scam artists, says Carnegie Mellon professor Raj Rajkumar.

10/22/2012

Skechers Refunds

If you want a body like Kim Kardashian, the government wants you to know that buying a pair of Skechers Shape-Ups is not going to do it.

05/16/2012

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Skechers To Pay $40M Settlement To Provide Toning Shoes Refunds

If you want a body like Kim Kardashian, the government wants you to know that buying a pair of Skechers Shape-Ups is not going to do it. The Federal Trade Commission went after the company for deceptive advertising, and now consumers are getting refunds.

05/16/2012

File A Consumer Complaint

To file a complaint against Best Buy, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website or call toll-free: 1–877–FTC–HELP (1–877–382–4357).

12/22/2011

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Law Enforcement Officials Come Together To Fight Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem in the technology age, so today law enforcement officials gathered together to learn ways to curb the crime.

09/29/2011

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FTC Considers ‘Do Not Track’ List For Internet Users

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’re one of the millions of Americans who like to shop online or even just do a bit of research, there’s a good chance somebody is tracking you. “Everything you do […]

KDKA-TV–12/02/2010

‘Do Not Track’ List

If you feel strongly about the Do Not Track issue, the Federal Trade Commission is taking your comments until January 31st. You can link to the FTC online and, by the way, the FTC does […]

12/02/2010

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