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A data broker operation sold the sensitive personal information of hundreds of thousands of consumers – including Social Security and bank account numbers – to scammers who allegedly debited millions from their accounts, the Federal Trade Commission charged in a complaint filed today.
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich, FCC Enforcement Bureau Director Travis LeBlanc and Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell will occur as follows: Date: Dec. 19, 2014 Time: 1 p.m. ET Call-in: (800) 230-1951, confirmation number...
One of the defendants behind a massive landline cramming operation that placed more than $70 million in unauthorized charges on consumers’ phone bills has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges against him.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving FTC allegations that Google, Inc., unfairly billed consumers for in-app charges incurred by children without their parents’ consent.
A company that sold credit and debit card payment processing services to small businesses has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deception and unsubstantiated claims when signing businesses up for its services and processing equipment. The defendants also agreed to...
A series of defendants will pay approximately $10 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that they operated a massive scam that sent unwanted text messages to millions of consumers, many of whom later received illegal robocalls, phony “free” merchandise offers, and unauthorized...
Como parte de un acuerdo resolutorio de $105 millones de dólares con funcionarios a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley del ámbito federal y estatal, la compañía AT&T Mobility Inc. le pagará $80 millones de dólares a la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) para otorgar reembolsos a los consumidores...
Consumers who believe they were charged without their authorization can visit www.ftc.gov/att to submit a refund claim.
Federal Trade Commission staff filed a comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of Treasury, in which FinCEN proposed a rule to clarify and strengthen existing customer due diligence requirements for financial...
FTC order requires Google to change its mobile app billing practices to ensure consumers’ consent is obtained before charges are levied.
Ensuring that consumers are protected in the growing mobile environment is a top priority at the FTC.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged seven defendants with illegally processing credit card payments on behalf of a massive Internet scam that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers by repeatedly charging them for “trial” memberships they never ordered. Three of the defendants...
A new staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission finds that many mobile apps for use in shopping do not provide consumers with important information – such as how the apps manage payment-related disputes or handle consumer data – prior to download.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided an update on issues related to the placement of unauthorized charges on consumers’ mobile phone bills, a practice known as mobile cramming.
FTC’s lawsuit seeks a court order requiring refunds to consumers for the unauthorized charges...
The Federal Trade Commission added new charges of mobile cramming to a complaint the agency previously filed against a group of scammers who allegedly sent millions of unwanted text messages and robocalls to consumers.
En una demanda presentada hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), está acusando a la compañía T-Mobile USA, Inc. de ganar cientos de millones de dólares colocando cargos en las facturas de telefonía móvil por supuestas suscripciones “premium” de mensajes de texto que,...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich will occur as follows: Date: July 1, 2014Time: 2:45 p.m. ET Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Jessica Rich and FTC staff will be available to take...
The operators of a massive mobile cramming scheme have agreed to surrender more than $10 million in assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, including the contents of numerous bank accounts; real estate in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Chicago; and a number of cars and pieces of jewelry.
The FTC is mailing checks totaling over $3.7 million to 26,176 consumers whose bank accounts were debited without their consent by EDebitPay LLC, Dale Paul Cleveland and William Wilson. The defendants deceptively offered a $10,000 credit line that was really a membership to a website where...

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