| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
There is no shortage of debt collection scams out there. I've written about many of them. But this one is particularly egregious, authorities say. The scam was run out of New York by a network of companies and individuals that......
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The old adage about offers sounding too good to be true should be on your mind all the time, but especially when you see products advertised as cures for your ailments. The Federal Trade Commission said a court recently ordered......
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Albertsons is making a play for the top spot in the U.S. grocery industry with the purchase of rival Safeway for more than $9 billion in cash and stock.
Safeway, now the second-largest chain behind Kroger Co., owns the Vons and Pavilions brands in...
| Mar 8, 2014
Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them.
The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Three weeks into the new year, if you're losing steam with your resolution to get in shape, don't put down the weights and pick up creams, pills, drops or powders that promise to drop your weight. There's a fat chance those products alone are your answer....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:37 PM
If your wireless phone keeps ringing with annoying automated calls from businesses you'd rather not talk to, you now may have the power to stop some of them.
All you have to do is ask.
A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania recently ruled that...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone.
The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:03 PM
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday cracked down on Sensa Products, an El Segundo company that sells a weight-loss powder that users sprinkle on food to help curb their appetite.
The powder, which is marketed as activating the part of the brain that...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Federal regulators Tuesday ordered a California-based fad weight-loss company to return $26.5 million to consumers who bought its product — a sprinkle-on powder for food that promised users would lose weight without exercising.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After Jane Hatch selected the room rate she wanted at the West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Me., the hotel website delivered an unpleasant surprise on the next screen: The quoted price hadn't included a $25-per-day "resort and club fee" that gave Hatch...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:51 AM
An Arizona company that offered to help fraud victims recover stolen money instead defrauded them again by selling worthless do-it-yourself kits that cost hundreds of dollars, the Federal Trade Commission said.
Business Recovery Services of Mesa, Ariz.,...