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How To Stop Unwanted Calls | FTC Consumer Information

Call-blocking information resources: CTIA: You can find a list of call-blocking apps for mobile phones at, a website for the U.S. wireless communications industry.The site lists apps specific to Android, BlackBerry, iOS (Apple), or Windows devices.; FCC: For links to company-specific information about blocking calls, go to the FCC’s Call Blocking Resources.

Posted: Monday Oct 19, 2020

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Job Scams | FTC Consumer Information

Posted: (2 days ago) For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on State and county offices. Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too.

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Before you get on the brain train… | FTC Consumer Information

Posted: (2 days ago) The company made claims like “our results are clinically proven, scientifically measureable and permanent.” But, according to the FTC, LearningRx didn’t account for real-world outcomes in their testing, and didn’t have solid science to back up their claims. Looking for more on health topics? Check out our other helpful articles and blogs.

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Kids Online | FTC Consumer Information

Posted: (3 days ago) Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They pressure people to make important decisions on the spot.

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Work-at-Home | FTC Consumer Information

Posted: (2 days ago) It’s hard to pass up a job opportunity that promises a large income and the flexibility of working entirely from home. Especially when the opportunity appears at the top of your online search results and includes video testimonials of success...

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False promises from a work-at-home scam | FTC Consumer ...

Posted: (3 days ago) The job is probably this - for the $97 training fee, you call people and sell them on making money at home, no experience needed, for only a $97 training fee. And you can make thousands a month. It's a version of a pyramid scheme, and we all know where Bernie Madoff will be the rest of his life.

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Miracle Health Claims | FTC Consumer Information

Posted: (1 days ago) But these remedies aren’t backed adequately by science to demonstrate relief. For up-to-date accurate information on arthritis treatments and alternative therapies, call the Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-283-7800, or visit Avoiding Shady Sellers and Practitioners

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How to Spot, Avoid and Report Fake Check Scams | FTC ...

Posted: (2 days ago) Car wrap decals.People interested in car wrap advertising are told to deposit checks and send money to decal installers — who don’t exist.; Claiming prizes.Sweepstakes “winners” are given checks and told to send money to cover taxes, shipping and handling charges, or processing fees. But that’s not how legitimate sweepstakes work. Overpayments.

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Academics and scientists: Beware of predatory journal ...

Posted: (8 days ago) If you’re a scholar or scientist, you know the value of being published in an academic journal. Unfortunately, some dishonest publishers also understand this — and have used it to profit from rather than promote legitimate advancements in research and academia.. In its lawsuit against OMICS Group — which operates hundreds of online journals in a variety of fields — the FTC says the ...

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“Brain training” with Lumosity — does it really work ...

Posted: (1 days ago) That’s just what Lumosity claimed its games could do, based on “proven neuroscience research.” But the FTC charged that there isn’t solid science showing that Lumosity’s “brain training” games work the way they say they would. You’ve likely seen Lumosity’s ads on TV, online, or heard them on the radio.

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Privacy, Identity & Online Security | FTC Consumer Information

Posted: (2 days ago) Your personal information is a valuable commodity. It’s not only the key to your financial identity, but also to your online identity. Knowing how to protect your information — and your identity — is a must in the 21 st century. Here are some tips to doing it effectively.

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