DOTAuthority

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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. DOTAuthority.com, Inc., a Florida corporation also doing business as On-Line Registration; DOTFilings.com, Inc., a Florida Corporation; Excelsior Enterprises International, Inc., a New Jersey corporation, also doing business as DOTFilings.com, UCR Registration, UCR Filings, and James P. Lamb & Associates; JPL Enterprises International, Inc., a New York corporation, also doing business as DOTAuthority.com, DOTFilings.com, On-Line Registration, Registration Services Online, and James P. Lamb & Associates; James P. Lamb, Individually and as an officer of DOTAuthority.com, Inc. and JPL Enterprises International, Inc.; and Uliana Bogash, also known as Juliana Bogash, Yuliana Bogash, Yana Bogash, and Uliana Vogash, individually and as officer of DOTFilings.com, Inc. and Excelsior Enterprises International, Inc., Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number:

152 3157

X160051

Civil Action Number:

0:16-cv-62186-WJZ

Enforcement Type:

Federal Injunctions

Federal Court:
Southern District of Florida

Case Summary

In October 2016, a federal judge granted the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction against two people and their companies for allegedly tricking small commercial trucking businesses into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations by impersonating government transportation agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Transportation. The FTC alleged DOTAuthority.com Inc., DOTFilings.com Inc., Excelsior Enterprises International Inc. and JPL Enterprises International Inc. violated the FTC Act and the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act. Under a 2018 settlement order, the DOT Authority defendants are banned from misrepresenting affiliation with any government entity and from using consumers’ billing information to obtain payments without consumers’ express consent. They must also adequately disclose that they are a private third-party service provider and any fees associated with their services. The order imposes a $900,000 judgment to provide refunds to defrauded consumers. In October 2018, the FTC sent $90,000 back to defrauded consumers. In August 2019, the FTC sent an additional $757,946 back to defrauded consumers.