Here you’ll find guidance and information on how to find a qualified and trustworthy businesses or professionals.
A business is only as strong as its weakest partner. If any one element is incompetent or unethical, the entire enterprise can topple, smashing everyone’s reputation and creating potential legal problems.
Service contracts or “extended warranties” can add hundreds to your purchase price and are rarely worth the cost. Some duplicate warranty coverage you get automatically from a manufacturer or dealer. Ask these questions before you agree to one of these contracts.
The possibility of losing your home to foreclosure can be terrifying. The reality that scam artists are preying on desperate homeowners is equally frightening. Many companies say they can get a change to your loan that will reduce your monthly mortgage payment or take other steps to save your home. Some claim that nearly all their customers get successful results and even offer a money-back guarantee. Others say they're affiliated with the government or your lender and still others promise the help of attorneys or real estate experts.
Going through a divorce? Launching a business? Hurt in a car accident? Writing a will? Facing a lawsuit? In any of these situations, you may consider hiring a lawyer to advise you or represent your interests. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers the following advice to help you be smart when you choose — and use — legal representation.
Everyone wants to feel safe in their home, so when home security salespeople come knocking, their pitch can be convincing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, and your state Attorney General urge you to use caution when you consider what security system sales agents have to offer.
Years ago, a million-dollar financial fraud was big news. Now, $50-million and even $50-billion financial scams have become almost commonplace. But they’re anything but routine to the consumers who have lost their life savings. They learned a hard lesson: Trust, but verify, before investing a penny.