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FTC Refunds $34 Million to Office Depot Customers

by Bridget Small Consumer Education Specialist The FTC is sending refund checks to more than 541,000 people who paid for repairs and technical services when they...
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FTC Hosting Webinars for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Join the FTC and its partners for Tax...
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FTC Sues Student Loan Debt Relief Companies

by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Student loan debt can be a heavy load to carry. That’s why there are a lot of companies claiming to...
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FTC Shuts Down Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme

by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC It’s a staggering number. More than 42 million Americans owe a total of nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan...
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TikTok App Took Kids’ Info Without Parents’ Permission

by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education Do you know a child who dreams of being the next big star? Who...
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Lookout for New Phone Scam

Ring, ring. “This is Equifax calling to verify your account information.” Stop. Don’t tell them anything. They’re not from Equifax. It’s a scam. Equifax...