Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:17 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a new scam called card-cracking, which involves turning over your bank account information, PIN number or online banking credentials to crooks.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A U.S. district court today prohibited Jason Abraham and his company, Brooklyn-based Instant Response Systems, from calling elderly consumers and bullying or tricking them into paying for unordered medical alert devices.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

While being on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry may not stop telemarketers from calling you, it’s still worthwhile to put your cell, VOIP and land lines on the list.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The FTC has taken action against two car dealership chains for deceptively advertising the costs of buying and leasing cars.

Tags: autos, Cars, ftc
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 5:17 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The search engine company has agreed to refund at least $19 million for in-app purchases on Android phones and tablets that kids made without their parents’ permission.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Federal Trade Commission has taken one step closer to changing its rules for used car sales to further protect consumers.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:57 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The agencies allege two groups used phony payday loans to access consumer bank accounts.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The FTC is raising awareness that those serving our country need to also be wary in guarding their finances.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:21 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More than one-third of all identity theft happens to people older than 50. Here are simple but effective ways to avoid it.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who fell for a mortgage relief scam could get a share of a $3.6 million settlement.

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