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At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has banned Robert Ray Law and his company, CPU Service Incorporated (CPU) from sending unsolicited direct mail to advertise or promote goods or services, imposed a judgment of almost $400,000, and required them to immediately pay $45,000.
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Two marketers of ultraviolet light “disinfectant” devices have agreed to stop making claims that their devices can wipe out foot fungus and dangerous bacteria like MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges alleging they engaged in false and unsubstantiated...
The FTC is mailing 3,133 checks totaling more than $87,000 to consumers who lost money to the Your Yellow Book scheme, which allegedly bilked money from small businesses, doctors’ offices, retirement homes, religious schools, and charitable organizations.
The Federal Trade Commission will host the second of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Dallas, TX, on September 29, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15.  The third will be held in Atlanta, GA, on November 18.NOTE: The Dallas Dialogue has been moved and will...
The FTC’s second “Start With Security” event will take place on November 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Texas Robert S. Strauss Center and the Center for Identity.  
La Comisión Federal de Comercio ha prohibido a un grupo de comerciantes de California utilizar las falsas ofertas de "prueba gratuita sin riesgos" para vender productos para el cuidado de la piel por Internet. A petición de la Comisión, una corte federal de distrito expidió una orden de...
The Federal Trade Commission has stopped a group of marketers in California from using allegedly bogus “risk free trial” offers to sell skincare products online. At the Commission’s request, a federal district court has issued a temporary restraining order against the defendants halting their...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Southwest Regional Office and the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will co-host a day-long seminar and roundtable for the Navajo Nation. The event will be held in English and Navajo, and cover topics including: debt collection and the Navajo...
An Arkansas auto dealer and its owners have agreed to pay a $90,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to display a “Buyers Guide” on used vehicles offered for sale, as required by the FTC’s Used Car Rule.
Austin, Texas-based Home Relief Foundation, Inc. and its two owners have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally charged up-front fees for services they falsely promised would reduce consumers’ mortgage interest rates or monthly payments. The settlement order prohibits the...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Lou Lentine and Viatek Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Viatek) with making deceptive, unsubstantiated claims for Mosquito Shield Bands. The complaint also alleges that the defendant and his company violated the provisions of a 2003 administrative order...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a complaint against a Texas-based debt collection operation and its current and former principals for illegally threatening consumers with false claims that unless they pay a debt, they will face legal action or wage garnishment. The complaint was filed in...
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...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted, pending litigation, an Oklahoma City-based operation that allegedly bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from small businesses, doctors’ offices, retirement homes, and religious schools throughout the country by charging...
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.
A text message spammer and his company have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they were responsible for sending millions of unwanted messages to consumers across the country, which contained false promises of “free” $1,000 gift cards for major retailers like Walmart, Target and...
Join the Federal Trade Commission, the office of the Attorney General from New Mexico, legal services attorneys, and other consumer advocates at this free event to discuss issues facing consumers today. Topics include Native American arts and crafts, consumer challenges, consumer...
Join the Federal Trade Commission, the Tulane University School of Law, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss issues facing consumers today. Topics include debt collection and relief,...

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