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FTC Offers $50,000 Prize To Anyone Who Can End Robocalls

If you hate getting those annoying robocalls, the government is asking for your help to stop them.

10/19/2012

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

A customer makes a purchase with their phone.

Paying With Your Phone Is Easy, But Is It Safe?

Paying for every day purchases with a smart phone is getting more popular, but many shoppers wonder if it is safe.

03/29/2012

Money, Withdrawl

National Consumer Protection Week: Identity Theft

How does identity theft happen?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/06/2012

phone, caller ID

Telemarketers Use Caller ID Spoofing To Pitch Products

Caller ID Spoofing is an illegal way for deceptive telemarketers to get around the Do Not Call registry.

10/19/2011

Reebok Easy Tone (Image courtesy: FTC)

Reebok To Pay $25 Million To Settle Toning Shoes Dispute

Reebok will pay $25 million to customers to settle charges it made deceptive claims in ads that its toning shoes would strengthen and tone the legs and buttocks of those who wear them.

09/28/2011

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Telemarketers Take Advantage Of Texting Technology

Telemarketers are now turning to texts instead of phone calls and there’s little you can do to stop it.

09/21/2011

Money Matters – The Other New Year: Checking Your Credit Report

Every time you have heard me talking about credit reports you have made a mental note to check yours.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/07/2011

Money Matters – Father’s Day: Reverse Mortgages

Just as the name implies a reverse mortgage works in the reverse way a usual mortgage works.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/15/2011

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