Federal Trade Commission

Scams

Avoiding a Home Rental Scam

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at about 2:00 pm, Prescott Valley Police Department was notified of a rental scam. The victim reported he found a home to rent online. He reviewed all the online information and decided the home was a perfect fit for his needs. The rental appeared to be a great deal at

Robocalls

Arizona Attorney General’s Office Works to Eliminate Illegal Robocalls

The number one communications complaint across the nation continues to be the flood of illegal robocalls to consumers. In November 2021, Arizonans received more than 18 million unwanted calls, an average of 12.6 calls per person. The calls go well beyond a universal source of annoyance. Scammers use abusive robocall tactics to threaten and scam people out

Opinion

Opinion – Biden’s ‘Old School’ Politics: Blame Big Oil for Gas Price Surge

Given that Joe Biden turns 79 on Saturday, perhaps it’s no surprise he went “old school” attempting to deflect the problematic politics of rising gas prices. He’s blaming Big Oil. President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate “what is happening with oil and gas markets” and “bring all of

Business

Judge dismisses gov’t antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

A federal judge on Monday dismissed antitrust lawsuits brought against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state attorneys general, dealing a significant blow to attempts by regulators to rein in tech giants. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Monday that the lawsuits were “legally insufficient” and didn’t provide enough evidence to

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan to head the Federal Trade Commission is seen as signaling a tough stance toward

Opinion

Opinion – Cryptocurrency: For Better and Worst

The phenomenon of cryptocurrency is on its way to transforming the global monetary system. That’s not going to happen right away, or next year, or any specific time in the foreseeable future, but it’s here to stay. You might compare it to the advent of coins made of precious metals as the way to buy

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