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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...
Dozens of apparent con artists who targeted small businesses and not-for-profits ranging from churches to charities have been closed down in “Operation CopyCat,” a federal, state and local government crackdown on allegedly bogus office and cleaning supply telemarketing sales schemes that was...
Two Seattle-based companies and their owners, Kurt Tripp and Ngoc Ly, have settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that they falsely represented Native American-style carvings as authentic Native-made artwork. As part of the settlement, the two individual defendants will each pay $20,000 as...
A federal district court has ordered a temporary halt to the allegedly deceptive "toner phoner" scheme run by seven corporations and eight individuals, doing business under the names of District Supply Center, Central Supply Center, and National Supply Center ("Supply Center"). The order follows...
The defendants in a Federal Trade Commission action that halted an allegedly fraudulent scheme to sell overpriced business supplies by telephone have agreed to transfer their frozen assets totalling approximately $1.3 million to the Commission as part of the proposed settlement of the charges. The...
The Federal Trade Commission has reached settlement agreements that will recover almost $900,000 and which could ultimately make available a total of $1.8 million for redress to small businesses allegedly defrauded by North American Supply, Inc. or its predecessor, American Computer Industries, Inc...
A Lockport, Illinois, man has admitted to running a deceptive scheme to bill churches and small businesses for unordered merchandise, the Federal Trade Commission announced today. Under an agreement with the FTC, David C. Ashley would return nearly $44,000 in uncashed checks and post a $400,000...
Following a preliminary hearing, the Federal Trade Commission has won a federal court order prohibiting four Florida companies and four individuals, pending a trial, from using a variety of deceptive tactics to solicit consumers to buy their cleaning supplies and light bulbs. At the FTC's request,...

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