Unemployment Fraud Complaints: Ending the FrustrationPeople with jobs email the CBS 2 Investigators all the time saying they've been approved for unemployment benefits.
CBS 2 Investigators: Employed People Getting Hit With IDES Scam To Divulge Bank InformationThey'll ask you to wire the money to an account or buy gift cards and send them the pin number.
Illinois Attoney General To FTC: Improve Online Protections For Children“In a world of constantly evolving technology, parents and families should not have to worry about what information companies have on their children."
Report: YouTube To Pay FTC Fine Over Kids' Data ProtectionConcerns have been raised about how YouTube collects minors' information and also about comments from pedophiles that have plagued the site.
Equifax Will Pay Up To $700 Million To Settle Data Breach LawsuitsThe settlement is the largest ever for a data breach.
FTC Legal Team Honored For Uncovering Wire Fraud Scams"We think billions of dollars were flowing through Western Union since about 2004 to scammers. International scammers."
2 Investigators: Couple Pays $1,500 In Hopes Of Tapping $75,000 'Grant'You know where this is going: There was no grant. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Authorities Shut Down Debt-Scam 'Boiler Room'Typically, it’s difficult for authorities to catch operators of scams like this because they usually operate in foreign countries. In this case, they were operating in Aurora. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.
FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews ChargesU.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.
Cyber Crooks Targeting Travelers' Frequent Flyer MilesAre you counting on using all those airline miles you've racked up on credit cards to keep down the cost of a vacation? Maybe not. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports on what experts say is the latest twist in identity theft scams – thieves who've found ways to steal your miles.
Pay-By-Phone Apps Are Convenient, But Are They Safe?The FTC wants to weigh the pros and cons of mobile app technology to consumers. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
FTC Cracking Down On Caller ID SpoofingWe've all been there. The phone rings during dinner or when you're putting the kids to bed and it's a telemarketer. The National Do Not Call Registry was put in place to stop these calls, but some telemarketers are finding a way to get around the law and get you on the phone.
Four Loko Agrees To Change LabelingThe Chicago-based makers of the alcoholic drink Four Loko have agreed to change its labeling and packaging to inform consumers about how much alcohol they're consuming if they drink an entire can of the product.