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Approximately $147 million is being mailed to 33,000 consumers in the second distribution of refunds resulting from the law enforcement actions brought against Western Union by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Affected...
Note: The FTC will host a media call-in on this announcement with Todd Kossow, Director, FTC’s Midwest Regional OfficeDate: September 2, 2020Time: 12:00 p.m. CT (1 p.m. ET)Call-in: 844-291-6360; Access Code: 2355746Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of...
The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Wisconsin have sent warning letters to a company that placed newspaper advertisements and social media posts suggesting it could provide government stimulus money to customers to purchase their hearing aids.
The Federal Trade Commission and Missouri Attorney General have sent warning letters to two companies that sent mailers to consumers that suggested that they could provide government stimulus money to customers to purchase their hearing aids.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General, a federal court has temporarily halted an alleged sham credit card interest rate reduction operation that often targeted financially distressed consumers and older adults.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refunds totaling more than $8.7 million to 187,425 consumers who signed up online for “risk-free” trial offers, but were then charged full price and enrolled in expensive continuity plans without their knowledge.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 22,581 refund checks totaling more than $470,000 to consumers nationwide who bought two deceptively marketed health products—TrueAloe and AloeCran, from a company called NatureCity, LLC.
Approximately $153 million is being mailed to 109,000 consumers in the first distribution of refunds resulting from the law enforcement actions brought against Western Union by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a Heartland Common Ground Conference, in cooperation with the Offices of the Attorney General for the States of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, on March 9 and 10, 2020, at the University of...
The FTC is mailing refund checks totaling more than $2.6 million to small businesses who lost money to a New York-based office supply scam operated by a business known as A-1 Janitorial.
The Federal Trade Commission sued the multi-level marketer Neora, LLC, formerly known as Nerium International, LLC, and its Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Olson, alleging that the company operates as an illegal pyramid scheme and falsely promises recruits they will achieve financial independence...
The Boca Raton, Florida-based marketers and sellers of two Aloe vera-based supplements have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with false and unsupported claims that two products, TrueAloe and AloeCran, were effective treatments for a range of conditions...
The FTC is sending refund checks and PayPal payments totaling more than $802,000 to 12,140 consumers as part of a settlement with the operators of a St. Louis-based scam that tricked consumers into buying unnecessary technical support services.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, tens of thousands of consumers who bought medical discount plans from Simple Health Plans LLC that were deceptively marketed as comprehensive health insurance, and who are still currently paying monthly fees, will be notified that they do not...
Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on July 24 at 1:00 pm CT to learn about:The top scams reported in IowaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you can use to help people in your communities protect their identity and report identity theftSpeakers will include...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with other federal, state, and local law enforcement, will announce “Operation Call it Quits,” the latest joint-agency crackdown on telemarketers responsible for more than a billion illegal robocalls.WHEN:Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. CDTWHERE:FTC...
Join the Federal Trade Commission, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at the 2019 Midwest Common...
The operators of a worldwide negative option scam have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively advertised “risk-free” trial offers for only the cost of shipping and handling, but then charged consumers full price for the trial product and enrolled them in expensive,...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court judge permanently halted a New York-based office supply scam operated by a business known as A-1 Janitorial. In late 2017, the FTC charged the defendants with targeting small businesses and charging them for supposedly free samples of...

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