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At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly promoted deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies. These schemes falsely promised that participants could earn large returns by paying cryptocurrency such as...
Three Utah-based firms and their owner, which a federal court jury in 2016 found deceptively and illegally called more than 117 million consumers pitching their movies, have agreed to a proposed court order settling the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against them. The U.S. Department of Justice...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 18,301 refund checks totaling more than $437,000 to people who bought bogus weight-loss products from Colby Fox, Christopher Reinhold and their companies, Tachht, Inc. and Teqqi, LLC. According to the FTC, the defendants bombarded people with illegal spam...
La FTC está enviando por correo una segunda ronda de cheques a personas que compraron el libro de Kevin Trudeau "The Weight Loss Cure "They" Do not Want You You Know About." La FTC demandó a Kevin Trudeau por hacer declaraciones engañosas en infomerciales sobre su libro. El Tribunal dictaminó que...
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to repeal its Picture Tube Rule.
A California-based company has agreed to stop making false claims that its Chinese-made mattresses are assembled in the United States, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
La FTC está enviando por correo una tercera y última ronda de cheques a víctimas de una estafa de alivio hipotecario. Según la FTC, Prime Legal Plans, LLC y sus afiliados prometieron falsamente a sus clientes que les ayudarían a salvar sus hogares de ejecución hipotecaria o reducir sus pagos de...
Michael Abdelmesseh and KMA Merchant Services LLC have agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit for laundering credit card charges for Money Now Funding (MNF), a business opportunity scheme that falsely promised consumers they would make thousands of dollars helping small businesses get...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 218,254 refund checks totaling more than $7.2 million to people who bought products deceptively marketed as “buy-one-get-one-free,” including Snuggies, the Magic Mesh Door, and other “as-seen-on-TV” type products. Consumers who bought products marketed by...
When the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection started the Business Blog in 2010, we promised readers “a minimum of ho-hum, a maximum of how-to, and as little yadda yadda yadda as a legal website can manage.” More than 1,000 Business Blog posts later and we’re still striving to keep...
The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking exhibitors for their joint Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo, which will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 in the FCC’s Pepco Edison Place Gallery at 702 8th St. NW, Washington, DC. The expo will feature innovative...

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