A new study finds that a record number of Americans were victims of identity theft in 2016. According to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million Americans were victims last year – up 16 percent from 2015.
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AT&T is paying out $88 million in refunds to millions of customers over cramming charges.
The Federal Trade Commission has shut down a telemarketing scheme that promised money-making opportunities and grants to seniors, veterans and debt-laden consumers.
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The Federal Communications Commission has fined Comcast $2.3 million dollars for wrongfully charging customers for equipment and/or services they never ordered.
Most Americans would be hard pressed to return from a trip to their mailboxes without a couple of pieces of junk mail. Each day, we receive unwanted solicitations announcing everything from credit card offers to cheap dental care to sweepstakes winnings. Although most direct mail is harmless (although...
New York City officials are warning residents of a new scam – this one involving fake pest control fees.
The Federal Communications Commission has ordered AT&T to pay $7.75 million in refunds and fines for allowing third-party charges for a sham directory-assistance service on its customers’ telephone bills. The fraud was uncovered by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration during an investigation into an...
Tax season may be over, but the Internal Revenue Service says the scams are just getting started.
We’ve all heard the stories of seniors being duped out of thousands of dollars by fraudsters pretending to be a loved one in trouble. Now fraudsters are looking to swindle thousands from the faithful by pretending to be clergy members.
There is a message circulating on the WhatsApp service that is tricking users into installing malware. The scam offers users the chance to upgrade to a premium 'gold' service.