• investing May 19

    Number of Reported Cryptocurrency Frauds Jumps by 1,000%

    Cryptocurrencies are a new part of our financial world, but are quickly growing in popularity. One of the most well-known is Bitcoin which has quickly grown in value over the past decade. Both investors and criminals are trying to profit off this new technology.

  • United States Aug 22, 2019

    AGs: Major Carriers, Including AT&T and Verizon, Pledge to Block Robocalls

    Telecom companies big and small have reached an agreement with 51 attorneys general to block illegal robocalls from reaching customers’ phones. Attorneys general from North Carolina, New Hampshire and Arkansas announced the deal with 12 phone companies, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, in a joint news conference Thursday. Carriers that have signed on to the agreement pledge to take...

  • CONGRESS Jun 26, 2019

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    The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country said to be responsible for more than one billion calls. The nationwide enforcement sweep was coordinated with more than two dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as part of a major government clampdown on illegal robocalls “pitching a...

  • United States Jun 26, 2019

    FTC, Law Enforcement Announce New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

    The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country said to be responsible for more than one billion calls. The nationwide enforcement sweep was coordinated with more than two dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as part of a major government clampdown on illegal robocalls “pitching a...

  • Amazon May 30, 2017

    Amazon Begins Offering More Than $70 Million in Refunds for Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchase

    Anyone who had a child incur charges through in-app Amazon purchases without their permission may now claim a refund from Amazon. Amazon has reached out to all eligible customers via email about the refund-eligible charges, which total more than $70 million and were incurred between November 2011 and May 2016, according to a Federal Trade Commission announcement. The charges were...

  • California Jan 20, 2017

    Uber to Pay $20 Million Settlement in Lawsuit Over Duping Drivers

    Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they would earn and how much they would have to pay to finance a car.

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