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A federal court has halted, and frozen the assets of, a nationwide debt relief telemarketing scam that bilked millions of dollars from consumers, pending resolution of allegations made by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida.
The Federal Trade Commission will host the third of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Atlanta, GA, on November 18, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15 and the second in Dallas, TX, on September 29.
The FTC is mailing 52,099 checks to consumers who lost money to a pyramid scheme that pretended to be a legitimate multi-level marketing program selling opportunities to operate online digital music stores.
The Federal Trade Commission has sent more than $2.4 million in refund checks to just over a hundred consumers harmed by the Premier Precious Metals scheme, which bilked millions of dollars from investors, including many senior citizens.
Join the FTC and NAACP Georgia’s Scam Jam to hear about scams that affect African American communities. Hear from experts how to spot, stop and report consumer scams – including imposter and wire transfer frauds, debt collection scams, mortgage refinance scams, business opportunity...
The Federal Trade Commission and the NAACP of Georgia will host a conference on Obstacles to Economic Opportunity, examining the frauds affecting the African American Community. The conference will bring together legal service attorneys; community leaders; federal, local and state...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order involving deceptive advertising charges against a Dallas auto dealer, TXVT Limited Partnership (doing business as Trophy Nissan).  
Nota: Se realizará una teleconferencia para los medios de comunicación con la Directora del Buró de Protección del Consumidor, Jessica Rich, tal como se indica a continuación: Fecha: 28 de enero de 2015 Hora: 1:30 p.m. Hora del Este Las líneas de la teleconferencia, exclusivamente para los medios...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich will occur as follows: Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Director Rich and FTC staff will be available to take...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final amendment to its Cooling-Off Rule that increases the exclusionary limit for certain “door-to-door” sales. The Cooling-Off Rule previously provided that it is unfair and deceptive for sellers engaged in “door-to-door” sales valued at more than $25 to...
Un concesionario de carros que opera una franquicia en el área suburbana de Dallas aceptó resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) por publicar anuncios engañosos para promocionar la venta y operaciones de leasing de sus vehículos, incluyendo un anuncio que hacía...
An auto dealer in suburban Dallas has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive ads to promote the sale and lease of its vehicles, including an ad that claimed consumers could get out of their current loan or lease for $1.
The defendants in two online business directory schemes, one based in Montreal, the other in Oklahoma City, have been banned from the business directory business under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. Both operations were charged with defrauding small businesses and nonprofits by...
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...
(CORRECTED) At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as software that was otherwise available for free.
A Memphis-based debt collector has agreed to stop deceiving and harassing consumers and otherwise violating federal debt collection laws, and will pay a $1.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, while a debt collection operation headquartered outside New York City will...
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.
Los acuerdos establecidos para resolver los cargos presentados contra los demandados de tres operaciones engañosas de reventa de unidades de tiempo compartido por atraer falazmente a los consumidores para que les pagaran abultados cargos adelantados y por declarar falsamente que tenían posibles...
The defendants behind three deceptive timeshare resale operations are banned from selling timeshare property resale services under settlements resolving charges that they lured consumers into paying hefty up-front fees, falsely claiming they had prospective buyers for properties they wanted to sell.
Note: A conference call for media with Katie Fallow, FTC Deputy Director for Consumer Protection, and CFBP Deputy Director Steve Antonakes was held on July 23, 2014. Katie Fallow and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case.

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