A new dog is the heartwarming draw for scammers and their updated tricks, the FTC warns.
The victims -- often elderly, with limited income and living alone -- were bilked out of nearly $23 million in fees for "free" medical alert units.
Consumer Reports assesses the cost of use, convenience, level of protection and transparency of fees in ranking prepaid cards.
SiteJabber.com used their complaint database to compile a list of the biggest scams consumers are likely to encounter this year. Here are the top five.
Here's how to prevent, detect and resolve credit card fraud if your identity or account is taken over. I'll tell you what I do and what you should do.
McDonald's is recalling 2.5 million Happy Meal toys - Hello Kitty whistles - given away at its North American restaurants due to a potential choking hazard.
Pizza did celebrate its 55th anniversary, but this invitation is a fake email that will only result in computer problems.
Hackers have drained some Hilton HHonors accounts and even used associated credit cards to steal more.
Debt collectors are the top subjects of senior citizens' complaints to the CFPB. And by far the No. 1 reason is being hounded for debts they didn't incur.
Avoid the nightmare of being eaten alive by evil credit cards. Here's what to watch out for -- and meet a handful of the industry's worst offenders.
Babies R Us is drawing fire from some mothers after picking up a new line of Kardashian kids clothing that critics say sexualizes children.
The Antioch Farms chicken was sold in Colo., Idaho, Ill., Mass., Maine, Mich., Minn., Mont., N.D., N.H., Nev., R.I., Vt., Utah, Wis. and Wyo.
Gerber has no evidence that Good Start Gentle infant formula reduces the risk of babies developing allergies, the FTC says, despite what its ads claim.
If you're tired of being nickel-and-dimed by your bank and only earning 0.01% interest, it's time to ditch and switch. Consider these Internet-only banks.
HealthyLife Sciences sold Healthe Trim supplements saying you'd “Get High School Skinny." Now, its founder has been barred from the weight-loss business.
Three sets of companies were involved in unauthorized cell phone charges, illegal telemarketing calls and fake offers for free gift cards.
A new study shows that many Halloween costumes, accessories, and decorations sold at major retail chains contain toxic chemicals.
There are a few times when extended warranties are valuable, but more often than not, you'd be better off just saying no.
With Ebola all over the news, the con men are out, and it's vastly more likely you'll be affected by their scams than infected by the actual disease.
The Sanus Simplicity TV mounts, sold for about $125 at Costco, have a nut that can come loose. One consumer was injured by a falling TV.
Texas' attorney general claims that Lindsey Duncan, in touting health products on TV, is misleading America by calling himself Dr. Duncan.
The Social Security Administration receives millions of death reports each year -- and one in every 200 is incorrect.
The SunBurst products potentially contaminated with listeria were distributed in four Southern states to be sold in vending machines and convenience stores.
Scammers are asking consumers to pay excessive rates to renew newspaper subscriptions. None of the money is going to the papers -- it's all to the scammers.
WordSmart educational programs touted by Alex Trebek in infomercials don't do the job they claim to, the FTC has concluded.
If you send a con man money via a Green Dot MoneyPak, it's just gone. But now, victims seeking help are being fleeced again by fake customer service sites.
AT&T is the first big telecom to settle charges relating to cramming: when a third party puts a charge on your phone bill for services you never requested.
Thanks to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, you can make nuisance telemarketers pay you $500 to $1,500 for each illegal call or text spam you receive.