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Next-Gen, Inc.

In 2019, the operators of a sweepstakes scam that appeared to target seniors agreed to forfeit a record $30 million in cash and assets and will be permanently banned from the prize promotion business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In July 2022, the FTC returned almost $25 million to consumers worldwide who were defrauded by the scheme.

Type of Action
Federal
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
172 3133
X180023

FTC Action Halts Global Sweepstakes Scam

Date
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted a sweepstakes operation based in Fort Lauderdale that took more than $28 million from consumers throughout the...
Mar04

NCPW Twitter Chat

FTC to Host Twitter Chat-Tuesday, March 4, 2:00-3:00 EST To highlight National Consumer Protection Week, the FTC will host a Twitter chat to answer consumers’ questions about common scams. FTC...
Mar02

National Consumer Protection Week

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The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday...

FTC Sues to Stop Massive Sweepstakes Scam

Date
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted a massive sweepstakes scam that has taken more than $11 million from consumers throughout the United States and dozens of...