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Defendants who crammed charges onto consumers phone bills for services they did not order or authorize have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their practices violated federal laws. The settlement provides $1.6 million in redress for consumers who were victims of the...
Seven subprime mortgage lenders from across the country have agreed to pay redress or be banned from making certain loans to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their lending practices violated various laws enforced by the agency. The agreements are part of the Commission's "Operation Home...
The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated a settlement agreement with Federated Department Stores that would ensure the company makes full refunds, totaling up to $8 million or more, to consumers who, having had their Federated account debts discharged in bankruptcy proceedings, continued to make...
Consumer complaints about crammers -- companies that use deceptive and unfair tactics to cram charges on consumers' phone bills --- are rising rapidly, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In the past 10 months, 6,000 consumers from across the country have contacted the agency to complain...
Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final consent agreements with the following entities: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Volkswagen of America, Inc. (including its Audi of America division); Lou Fusz Automotive Network, Inc.;...
Commission action regarding applications for approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has ruled on an application for approval of a transaction from the following:
The Federal Trade Commission will provide a press availability on Tuesday, April 1st, the effective date for a new federal law, which provides consumers with better protection from fraudulent credit repair organizations. The agency also will announce the results of its "surfing" the Internet for...
A tenant screening and debt collection agency operating in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that prohibit the use of threatening, harassing and deceptive...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a consent agreement with Jerry C. Cohen and the three northern Virginia automobile dealerships of which he is president and CEO -- Jerry's Ford Sales, Inc., John's Ford, Inc. (which does business as Jerry's Leesburg Ford), and Jerry's...
Three northern Virginia automobile dealerships and their CEO and president, Jerry C. Cohen, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively adver- tised their "optional payment" financing plan and engaged in other lease and credit advertising violations. Among other...
A new policy hammered out by the National Foundation for Consumer Credit (NFCC) with guidance from staff of the Federal Trade Commission will ensure that financially-troubled consumers who seek help from one of NFCC’s 1,100 Consumer Credit Counseling Services offices nationwide will be told that...

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