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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers Over Unlimited Data, Lawsuit Filed

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data plans but instead experienced slow speeds while browsing the Internet or watching streaming video.

10/28/2014

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P.F. Chang’s Warning Customers Of Data Breach

P.F. Changs China Bistro Ltd. is warning customers about a data breach at 33 of their stores nationwide, including one in Pittsburgh.

08/04/2014

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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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FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews Charges

U.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.

03/11/2014

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Victims Say Phone Scammers Are Going To The Extreme, 80 Calls A Day

A local woman is learning that some telephone scammers never give up.

12/10/2013

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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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

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Best Buy Reneges On Online Purchases

Just days before Christmas, Best Buy is telling some customers that it is cancelling orders made online weeks ago.

12/22/2011

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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Gearing Up For Cyber Monday

If the madness of Black Friday isn’t your speed, retailers will still have great deals online. It’s called Cyber Monday – the online equivalent of Black Friday – and this year, more retailers are getting involved.

11/25/2011

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Telemarketers Tap IntoTexting Technology

Telemarketers are now turning to texts instead of phone calls and there’s little you can do to stop it.

10/03/2011

File Cell Phone Spam Complaints With FTC

Telemarketers are now turning to texts instead of phone calls and there’s little you can do to stop it. Being signed up for the Do Not Call Registry, won’t help, but you can file a […]

10/03/2011

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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 […]

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‘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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