The FTC alleged that Uber’s failure to provide reasonable data security allowed a hacker to access personal information about Uber drivers in May 2014. The information included more than 100,000 drivers’ names and license numbers. Uber has
The FCC is taking steps to prevent your cellphone carrier from being switched without your express permission and verification, and from having unexpected charges tacked onto your monthly bill. Here’s more.
NetSpend told consumers they would have immediate access to funds they deposited onto their prepaid cards, but according to a suit just filed by the FTC, many consumers’ access to their money was delayed for weeks or
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered First National Bank of Omaha to provide $27.75 million in relief to roughly 257,000 consumers harmed by illegal practices with credit card add-on products. The bank used deceptive marketing
The infamous multi-level marketing company, Herbalife, just settled with the FTC for $200 million over its sales practices. It has been charged that company tries to get its salespeople to enlist more salespeople into the company, rather
There are online ads claiming that “Obama Wants to Forgive Your Student Loans!” or “Erase Default Statuses in 4–6 Weeks!” The link takes you to companies that want to help you manage your loans — for a fee. You
Some stainless steel frying pans sold by Macy’s under the Martha Stewart brand pose a safety hazard. Apparently the little disks that cover the rivets holding the handle on can pop off and injure the user. Here’s
Get’m while their young may be the mantra of credit card companies that market their cards to college students. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, however, says that a number of colleges are not disclosing financial agreements they
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teamed with industry and law-enforcement agencies from 27 different countries to shutdown 37,479 websites for illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online to unsuspecting consumers. Here’s the story.
The Department of Justice announced that over the past year, it and its federal partners have brought dozens of cases against makers of potions and pills that contain ingredients other than those listed on the product label
Lowe’s has agreed to pay two million dollars in refunds and penalties for the way it charged purchasers of flooring in its NY stores. Lowe’s based installation costs based on the square footage of the materials ordered,
You’ve probably seen their infomercials for the NuWave induction cooktop. You are supposed to get one free when you purchase one, but a lawsuit filed by the West Virginia Attorney General claims that company charged exorbitant shipping
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is taking the Food and Drug Administration to federal court over the agency’s failure to act on a 10-year-old petition asking the agency to reduce the excess salt—the main