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The defendants in a federal court action brought by the FTC have agreed to stop operating an advance fee recovery scheme for the duration of the on-going litigation. The FTC seeks to permanently stop the operation, which in the past year took close to $1.3 million from consumers, many of them...
A federal district judge has ordered a business opportunity company and its president to pay more than $25 million in refunds to consumers who were conned with bogus claims that they could earn substantial income working at home. In granting the FTC’s motion for summary judgment, the court found...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing more than $4.4 million in refund checks to 2,004 consumers harmed by the Ivy Capital business “coaching” scheme, which falsely claimed that it would help them develop their own Internet businesses.
The final defendant charged by the Federal Trade Commission in a business opportunity scheme that he falsely claimed would enable consumers to earn a significant income by affiliate marketing with websites of well-known companies such as Prada, Sony, Louis Vuitton, and Verizon has agreed to settle.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has imposed a $26.9 million judgment against the operator of a phony work-at home scheme who lied about his financial assets in an effort to hide them from the FTC when he agreed to settle with the agency in 2010.
The Federal Trade Commission halted the allegedly deceptive practices of two schemes that targeted consumers hoping to succeed through home-based businesses. The defendants behind both operations have agreed to settlements that will prohibit future misconduct, and in the Tax Club case, they will...
The operators of a business opportunity scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they defrauded consumers through the sale of a work-at-home program that purportedly provided consumers with their own websites that would enable them to earn a significant income by...
Several companies and individuals have agreed to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that ban them from selling business or work-at-home opportunities and require them to surrender assets to the FTC.
The operators of a scheme to market a government insurance refund processing business are permanently prohibited from deceptive sales practices under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The case is one of the first actions the FTC brought under its updated Business Opportunity Rule,...
An operation that allegedly bilked consumers by falsely claiming it could help them recover money they lost in previous scams will be banned from selling recovery services under a default judgment against Business Recovery Services LLC and a consent judgment against its owner, Brian Hessler.
The Federal Trade Commission is continuing its crackdown on payment processing operations that enable scam artists to charge consumer accounts despite signs of ongoing fraud and unauthorized transactions.  Today, the Commission announced a proposed settlement resolving allegations that a payment...
The operators of a scheme that allegedly defrauded consumers who were trying to start their own online businesses have been permanently banned from selling work-at-home business opportunities under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission has amended a complaint against The Tax Club defendants, who in January 2013 were charged by the FTC and the New York and Florida Attorneys General with deceiving consumers who believed the defendants’ services would help their home-based businesses succeed.  A federal...
Most of the defendants in a massive business “coaching” scheme that allegedly took more than $100 million from consumers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misrepresented the earning potential of the coaching program they sold, misrepresented their goods and services...
The Federal Trade Commission and the New York and Florida Attorneys General charged The Tax Club’s telemarketing operation with deceiving consumers who mistakenly believed its services would help their home-based business succeed.  The agencies seek to end the allegedly illegal practices as part...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced seven new law enforcement actions and developments in five other FTC cases involving scams that falsely promise jobs and opportunities to “be your own boss” to people who are unemployed or underemployed.  Six of the new FTC actions are the first cases...

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The FTC mailed more than $4.4 million refund checks to 2,004 consumers harmed by the Ivy Capital business "coaching" scheme, which falsely claimed that their "experts" and website-building software programs would help develop the consumer's Internet businesses.

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The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday, March 2, and running until Saturday, March 8.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a day-long public workshop on June 1, 2009 in Washington, DC, to explore proposed changes to the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will examine possible changes to the rule that were outlined in...