If you shop for a vehicle online, you should use caution when a seller promises to ship your vehicle.
If you get an unsolicted robocall that claims to be from Verizon Tech Support, it’s probably a scammer, Verizon says.
In February 2014, Federal Trade Commission fined scammers who falsely promised free gift cards to consumers and sold consumer information. Unfortunately, these scams aren’t going away.
Pet product makers must remove a pesticide from their flea collars. The pesticide can cause neurological defects in humans.
Email scams that infect your computer with malware now include fake funeral notices.
Experts say complaining to Department of Transportation works in consumers’ favor, yet fewer people are complaining about airlines to DOT.
New guidelines from Food and Drug Administration won’t do enough to spell out to consumers the difference between pure honey products and those that use added ingredients, we’re told.
If you plan to wire money, experts say you’ll face fraud risk no matter which money-transfer service that you use.
We reported on robocall scams that involved medical-alert devices in our November/December 2013 issue. The largest of these scams has been stopped, but that won’t end the problem, we're told.
Apple now notifies parents of a 15-minute window during which children can rack up charges from purchases that are made inside of a mobile application when they sign in to certain apps.
Food and Drug Administration says you should be careful when you use cryogenic wart removers.
Before you buy a used vehicle online, you should make sure that it isn't being recalled.
After Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave marginal or poor ratings to 10 of the 11 subcompact cars that it tested in January 2014, we wondered whether it would affect how National Highway Traffic Safety Administration generates its crash-test ratings. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that it will.
You should know that not all mobile applications can be trusted to secure your personal information sufficiently.
We reported on how pharmaceutical companies can mismarket off-label prescriptions in “A Dangerous Practice: How Drug Companies Bend FDA Rules” in our May/June 2013 issue. Unfortunately, nothing suggests that better regulation of off-label-prescription practices is forthcoming.
We reported in our November/December 2012 issue on malware that threatens to hold your computer files ransom. Malware now exists that delivers on that threat.
We’re hopeful that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s review of consumer complaints against payday lending services could better regulate the industry and better protect consumers from predatory practices.
Android users who downloaded the Brightest Flashlight Free mobile application unwittingly had tracking information shared with advertisers. That will change.
Email scams that try to collect on phony taxes are easy to avoid. However, Internal Revenue Service says a similar scam now exists that uses the telephone.
A proposed rule by Food and Drug Administration would require manufacturers of generic medications to update safety information on their products immediately upon notifying FDA.