Tammy G. Bruzon, Staff. Military Saves

Military Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage servicemembers and military families just like yours to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. This Military Saves Week,...

Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

Military Saves Week is February 27 through March 4. Join @MilConsumer for a Twitter chat with @MilitarySaves as we talk about how servicemembers and military families can boost their savings. We’ll cover questions like how the Military Saves pledge and reminders can help you come up with your plan...

Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

Military Consumer and @StopFraudCo will host a Twitter chat about how to avoid online romance scams. Find out how these scams work and how to spot the red flags. Follow @MilConsumer and join the conversation at #MilConsumer or #MilChat on Thursday February 9 at 1pm MT/3pm ET.

Kevin Moriarty, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

For decades, only you knew the television programs you watched from your living room. That’s starting to change. The FTC recently explored this at its Smart TV workshop . The data generated when you watch television can reveal a lot about you and your household. So, before a company pulls up a...

Nat Wood, Associate Director, Consumer & Business Education, FTC

Today, the FTC announced a settlement with Volkswagen over 3.0 liter diesel cars the company claimed had low levels of harmful emissions, but did not. The settlement affects more than 77,000 cars made by VW, Audi or Porsche. These cars were not covered by the settlement announced last year , which...

Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

It’s that time of year — tax time. It’s also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams. Here are two ways tax scammers might target you and what you can do about it: Tax identity theft This kind of identity theft happens when someone files a fake tax return using your personal...

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

Renting an apartment online? First, let me tell you about the FTC’s case against Credit Bureau Center, LLC – a company that posted fake online rentals to lure people to their credit monitoring sites. How does this scam work? You’re looking at photos of rentals, on a site like Craigslist. You email...

Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if someone you know becomes a victim, during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week , January 30 through February 3. What is tax identity theft? It happens when...

Lois Greisman, Associate Director, Division of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission

Last July, we told you about the FTC’s settlement with Herbalife , which made the multilevel marketing company not only restructure how it does business, but also pay $200 million to people who lost money trying to run an Herbalife business. Today, we mailed checks to about 350,000 of them. Are you...

Jessica Rich, Director of Consumer Protection, FTC

If you’re in the military, your financial decisions can have long-term effects on your family life, security clearance, and mission readiness. In fact, the Department of Defense (DoD) has said that financial readiness is a critical part of the force’s mission readiness. It makes sense: when you...

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