Authorities arrest seven people for what they said was a multimillion-dollar scam by a debt collection company that victimized more than 6,000 people.
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.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 10,509 C-Class compacts from model year 2015 in the United States because some cars can lose steering function at low speed.
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.
Hackers have drained some Hilton HHonors accounts and even used associated credit cards to steal more.
Ford is recalling more than 202,000 vehicles in North America to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues.
Consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, a group says.
Chrysler recalls more than 566,000 cars because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires or a software glitch can disable a key safety system.
Two food production companies recall nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken products because of possible staph and Salmonella contamination.
HealthyLife Sciences sold Healthe Trim supplements saying you'd “Get High School Skinny." Now, its founder has been barred from the weight-loss business.
Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.
Three sets of companies were involved in unauthorized cell phone charges, illegal telemarketing calls and fake offers for free gift cards.
SEC regulators adopt a rule designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissent, saying it didn't do enough to discourage risky lending.
Safety regulators expand the number of vehicles in the U.S. that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata air bags.
Toyota is recalling 247,000 cars in the U.S. because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel.
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.
Texas' attorney general claims that Lindsey Duncan, in touting health products on TV, is misleading America by calling himself Dr. Duncan.
Toyota says it will recall 1.67 million vehicles to fix three separate defects including a faulty master cylinder that could hinder the brake's performance.
Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners.
Nearly 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords have been hacked, apparently via third-party services from which hackers were able to strip the login info.
Digital marketers are scanning vast numbers of online images, looking for brand names on clothing or products held to target ads and build a dossier on you.
WordSmart educational programs touted by Alex Trebek in infomercials don't do the job they claim to, the FTC has concluded.
Citibank says the average refund is $85 under its modified Price Rewind program. And there are no catches. (Well, sort of.)