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In the wake of the deadly mudslide in Washington State, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters.  If you’re asked to make a charitable donation to help people in disaster-affected areas, before you give, be sure your...
In the wake of the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters.  If you’re asked to make a charitable donation to help people in disaster-affected areas, before you give,...
In the wake of the flooding in Colorado, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, urges people to be wary of charity scams.
In the wake of the devastating Tornado that hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters.  If you’re asked to make a charitable donation to help people in disaster-affected areas,...
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Trade Commission reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters.  The nation’s consumer protection agency warns people about urgent appeals for charitable donations, and cautions residents in stricken areas about fraudulent home repair offers. If you...
As Hurricane Isaac strikes the Gulf Coast, the Federal Trade Commission reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters. The nation’s consumer protection agency warns people about urgent appeals for charitable donations, and cautions residents in stricken areas about fraudulent home repair...
As the nation follows news of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, so do scammers. The Federal Trade Commission issued an alert urging consumers and businesses to watch out for con artists trying to take advantage of the oil spill in the gulf and to report their experiences to federal and state...
Mitchell Gold, Patricia Gold, Herbert Gold, and Celia Gold, individuals who operated a for-profit fundraising business, are barred from further fundraising and telemarketing activities as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The Santa Ana, California-based defendants orchestrated...
How to respond when the voice on the other end of the telephone claims to be raising money for police, fire fighters, children, veteran or other deserving causes is a quandary many consumers find themselves in every day. While most of the over $140 billion Americans give annually to charities...
The Federal Trade Commission and 50 state Attorneys General, Secretaries of State and other state charities regulators today announced, "OPERATION FALSE ALARM," an unprecedented attack against "badge-related" fundraising fraud. The joint federal/state law enforcement and public education campaign...
A federal court judge in Nevada has granted the FTC's motion for summary judgment in the Federal Trade Commission's case against International Charity Consultants, Inc., and its cohorts, and issued a permanent injunction against eight of the defendants. These defendants had been charged by the FTC...

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