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Avoid Scams When You Travel

You may get a call, a text message, or a flyer in the mail. Or maybe you'll see an online ad promising free or low-cost vacations. Scammers and dishonest companies are often behind these offers. You
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How To Report Suspicious Online Reviews

Whether you’re a consumer or a business owner, here’s how to report suspicious online reviews across some popular websites. And be sure to tell the FTC: ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Amazon Facebook Google
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Buying a Used Car From a Dealer

Whether you’re 16 or 60, buying a used car can be an exciting experience. But it can also be a big financial commitment, with some industry reports estimating that the average price of a used car is
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Gift Card Scams

Someone might ask you to pay for something by putting money on a gift card, like a Google Play or iTunes card, and then giving them the numbers on the back of the card. If they ask you to do this
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What To Do if You Were Scammed

Find out what to do if you paid someone you think is a scammer, or if you gave a scammer your personal information or access to your computer or phone. If You Paid a Scammer If You Gave a Scammer Your
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The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

It would be nice if you could lose weight simply by taking a pill, wearing a patch, or rubbing in a cream, but claims that you can lose weight without changing your habits just aren’t true. And some
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Financing or Leasing a Car

Shopping for a car? You have options other than paying cash. Whether you finance or lease, here are some things to keep in mind. Before You Buy or Lease a Car Factoring in a Trade-in Financing a Car
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Car Dealer Ads and Promotions: Know Before You Go

Looking to buy a car? You might see dealers advertising unusually low prices, low or no up-front payments, low- or no-interest loans, or low monthly payments. Other dealers promise high trade-in
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How To Avoid a Home Improvement Scam

Adding a room, renovating a basement, or doing some much-needed repairs around your home can be a big undertaking. Finding a trustworthy contractor is an important first step. Scammers will promise to
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Shopping for Funeral Services by Phone or Online

When a loved one dies, family members and friends often need to make decisions about a funeral quickly and under emotional stress. If your loved one dies in another state, or you can’t meet in person
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Common Health Scams

People spend billions of dollars a year on products and treatments in the hope of improving their health and fitness. But a lot of that money goes to companies that make fake claims about those
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Buying American Indian Arts and Crafts

Whether you’re drawn to the beauty of turquoise and silver jewelry or the earth tones of Indian pottery, learning more about American Indian arts and crafts can help you make sure you buy quality
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Ideas for Buying Hearing Aids

If you’re one of the tens of millions of people in the country with hearing loss, you probably know that hearing aids can cost several hundred to several thousand dollars. That’s especially true for
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Spot Health Insurance Scams

Wading through your health insurance options and plans can be complex, overwhelming, and confusing. Dishonest companies and scammers know this and use it to their advantage. Instead of getting the
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Sample Customer Complaint Letter

Effective complaint letters explain the problem and how you’d like the company to resolve it. Try to be clear and include only the details you need to describe the problem and the resolution you want