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BBB Warns About Online Payday Lenders
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The Better Business Bureau is warning people about the practices and claims of some online payday lenders.

"Desperate times are leading people to the Internet to apply for payday loans and many are falling deeper into debt after getting tangled up with a lender who has zero regard for the law," said Stephen A. Cox, President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

FTC Warns Of Online Free Trial Scams
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The Federal Trade Commission has joined an effort to warn consumers about deceptive online marketing related to free trial offers that require people to cancel or opt-out of a recurring charge for future products or services.

7 Behavioral Targeting Privacy Principles
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Today a group of key trade groups released comprehensive privacy principles for use and collection of behavioral data in online advertising. These are self-regulatory principles to protect consumer privacy in ad-supported interactive media that will require advertisers and Web sites to clearly inform consumers about data collection practices and enable them to exercise control over that information.

BBB Warns Of Facebook Scams
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The Better Business Bureau is warning users of social networking sites about a number of common scams that hackers are using to gain access to personal information.