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BBB Warns of Employment Scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers to be on the lookout for an employment scam that may be after their identity and hard earned cash. These scammers appear to be targeting students and consumers looking for seasonal positions. The “employers” claim to represent well known companies using a practice known as “name hijacking.” […]

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Weekly Worst: 844-335-5701, 469-458-1204, 415-358-0611

Daily unwanted telephone calls are still a nuisance for many consumers. If you’re like most consumers, it is very likely you’ve seen 844-335-5701, 469-458-1204, or 415-358-0611 on your CallerID this week. These numbers dialed their way to the top of our user complaint lists and we’re here to tell you why they were calling. Top […]

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Telecommunication Violations that Cross Borders

A cross-border victory has the FTC celebrating strengthened international laws against unsolicited phone calls. Canadian and US officials joined forces in a case that has the American-based company Rainmaker Marketing/Maple Accounting paying $145,000 in fines for violating unsolicited telecommunications rules. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission discovered the unlawful activity after receiving complaints from Canadian […]

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FTC Sues Caribbean Cruise for Do Not Call Violations

Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc and seven of its telemarketing partners are facing legal action from the Federal Trade Commission after allegedly violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The FTC is accusing CCL of making countless robocalls from October 2011 through July 2012, disguising automated telemarketing calls as political surveys. Marketers Skirting Do Not Call Laws While […]

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Weekly Worst: 888-222-4227, 209-248-0016, 541-257-1472

Spring may be here but cold callers are still plaguing many consumers. You and thousands of others might have had 888-222-4227, 209-248-0016, or 541-257-1472 show up on your Caller ID in the past week. However, there is no need to worry. We’ve done the leg work and have the answers to who these numbers belong […]

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Cell Phone Scammers Charging on Your Bill

Consumers are warned to never share personal information over the phone. But, how quickly can scam artists really gather damaging information? Four questions were all it took for scammers to hack Robbie Grimes’s cell phone and charge a devastating amount to her cell phone bill. The Texas resident reportedly answered a call from 866-606-0000 and was […]

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