Federal Trade Commission

Virtual cigarette featured in smartphone smoking app

Smoking Apps Appear To Be Targeting Teens And Children

Experts say dozens of new apps that glamorize smoking may be luring young kids into lighting up.

12/24/2012

(CBS)

The Importance Of Checking Your Credit Report

Have you actually ever checked your credit report?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/06/2012

Kim Kardashian holds up a Skechers "Shape-Ups" shoe. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Skechers To Pay $40M Settlement Over ‘Shape-Ups’ Shoe Ads

The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers’ fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian’s curves or Brooke Burke’s toned tush

05/16/2012

Credit Report

Managing Credit: Credit Reports

They are free! Do not pay for them!

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/18/2012

(File photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Consumers Pay High Price For Ignoring Fine Print

The Center for Plain Language is calling on government agencies and businesses to make agreements and notices more understandable and readable.

04/10/2012

Counting, Savings

National Consumer Protection Week: Selling Online

Thinking of selling your car or some other valuable item through a classified ad or online?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/09/2012

Ponzi Scheme, Wealth Building Scheme, Scam

National Consumer Protection Week: Wealth Building Schemes

Infomercials – These are program-length TV and radio commercials that tout making money.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/08/2012

Money, Withdrawl

National Consumer Protection Week: Identity Theft

How does identity theft happen?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/06/2012

Scams, Internet

National Consumer Protection Week: Phishing

This is National Consumers Protection Week. This is a campaign to reach consumers to help them make informed decisions but also to help them avoid being scammed.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/05/2012

Security camera. (file image)

Businesses Test Facial Recognition Software To Learn About Customers

It could be just a matter of time before stores start using technology that not only recognizes your habits, but also tracks your spending.

02/23/2012

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