For Release: February 16, 1999
CDI Pyramid Promoters Settle FTC Charges
The remaining four defendants in a pyramid scheme that promised investors they could earn up to $18,000 a month and receive an unsecured credit card with a high credit limit have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their claims were false and their scheme violated federal laws.
February 12, 1999
For Release: February 12, 1999
Defendants in Bogus Credit Card Business Settle FTC Charges
Brent Ballard, doing business as SOC Enterprises, and Jeff Russell, doing business as Jeff Russell & Associates have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges over their roles as third-party telemarketers for SureCheK Systems, Inc., doing business as Consumer Credit Corporation (CCC).
Media Advisory: February 9, 1999 "Partnership for Healthy Weight Management" to Release Voluntary Consumer Disclosure Guidelines
Press conference to announce the launching of voluntary guidelines for providers of weight loss products or services by the Partnership for Healthy Weight Management -- representatives from government, academia, science, health care professions, commercial enterprises and other organizations. Guidelines to contain consumer disclosures regarding weight loss.
Media Advisory: February 3, 1999 Commerce/FTC to Hold News Conference on Online Shopping
Commerce Secretary William Daley and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky will hold a news conference to discuss the recent growth of online shopping and to underscore the applicability of basic consumer protections on the Net.