Whether you use credit cards, a debit card, or cash, it’s easy to overspend during the holidays. Consumers are constantly bombarded by advertising this time of year and feel pressured to meet their families’ or friends’ expectations.
Often, these sites claim to be "free" or advertise that "no credit card is needed," then prompt the user to download a "viewer" or "dialer" program. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 07/14/2021 Click here to download document
Ever wondered if anyone makes the money promised in those work-at-home advertisements? Or if each forwarded e-mail will really mean a donation of 10 cents from Microsoft to an orphan's organ-transplant operation? The answer is no. Contributed by: MSN Money Last Reviewed: 07/14/2021 https ://www.moneycrashers.com/common-email-internet-scams/
This site offers information to help you shop safely and wisely online. You can learn, for example, how to use online payment services, participate in an Internet auction or resolve a complaint with an online dealer. If you're a seller, you can learn about the FTC's rules for online advertising, timely deliveries and other business-related matters. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 07/14/2021 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0020-shopping-online
If you're in the market for Internet service, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants you to know that some "free" offers may end up being high cost, long-term items. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 07/14/2021 Click here to download the document
Email boxes are filling up with more offers for business opportunities than any other kind of unsolicited commercial email. That's a problem, according to the Federal Trade Commission, because many of these offers are scams. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 07/14/2021 Click here to download document
A brochure from the American Bar Association and the Law in Public Service Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section containing How to Protect Yourself, What to Do If You’re a Victim. Contributed by: American Bar Association Last Reviewed: 07/14/2021 Click here to download the document
What Does "No Risks or Obligations" Really Mean? Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 7/14/21 Click here to download the document