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Your Money: Don't fall victim to bogus tech support calls

...computer, hang up.Take the caller's information down and report it to the BBB, local authorities or the Federal Trade Commission.If you did allow a caller to access your computer:Change the passwords for your computer, email and online...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-06/your-money-dont-fall-victi
Augusta University gains most Post-9/11 GI Bill students, dollars in 2014

...the Defense Department's seal, without first receiving written consent from the federal agency. Plus, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating Phoenix for potentially "deceptive or unfair" marketing efforts that it led.In a corporate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-10-09/augusta-university-gains-
Your Money: Consumers have three days to cool off

...questions like this from consumers who are not sure of their rights regarding cancelling purchases. Under the Federal Trade Commission's "Cooling-Off" Rule, consumers have three business days to cancel any purchase of $25 or more that was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-18/your-money-consumers-have-
Your Money: Five red flags to help you spot a lottery or sweepstakes scam

...of money in the future. If they are asking you to give them money first, that's a red flag. According to Federal Trade Commission, it's illegal to ask you to pay or buy something to enter or increase your odds of winning. Legitimate prizes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-25/your-money-five-red-flags-help-you-
Sell, sue or stay put: considerations for Volkswagen owners

...vehicles lost value after the company's unintended acceleration problems.Also, politicians are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate because VW often advertised the cleanliness of the vehicles. The FTC, which monitors advertising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-24/sell-sue-or-stay-put-consi
DirecTV ends ad campaign with Rob Lowe

...resorting to litigation. If a company does not comply with a NAD recommendation, the case can be referred to the Federal Trade Commission.DirecTV said in a statement that it will appeal the NAD's findings, adding that the company "continues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-11/directv-ends-ad-campaign-r
Auto dealers in Ga. and S.C. attract scrutiny

...car.State consumer advocates and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are asking the public to report any fishy or...Couillou, assistant regional director of the Federal Trade Commission, in a joint press conference with the South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-26/auto-dealers-ga-and-sc-attrac
How to respond to data breaches

...unauthorized charges or other signs of fraud. (This is the only free credit report option authorized by the Federal Trade Commission.)6. For step-by-step guidance on repairing the damage caused by identity theft, visit the FTC's identity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-08/how-respond-data-breaches
Devices using voice-recognition technology bring more privacy concerns

...experience and something that's creepy."The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a watchdog group, wants the Federal Trade Commission to set security standards and strict limitations on the storage and use of personal information collected through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/devices-using-voice-recogn
LifeLock identity protection company misled customers on security, Feds say

...the level of protection it provides, violating a $12 million settlement with regulators and 35 states.The Federal Trade Commission says LifeLock did not set up a program to protect sensitive data like credit card numbers, Social Security numbers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-21/lifelock-identity-protecti