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The operators of a student loan debt relief scam have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they bilked millions from consumers by falsely claiming to enroll consumers in loan forgiveness programs, for which they charged up to $1,000 in illegal upfront fees.
Note: A conference call for media with Joe Simons, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will occur as follows:Date: September 6, 2018Time: 12:30 p.m. ETCall-in info: (800) 288-8975Confirmation Number: 454182Call-in lines,...
The operators of a Los Angeles-based student loan debt relief scam have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely claimed to be affiliated with the Department of Education, charged consumers illegal upfront fees, and collected monthly fees they falsely claimed would be...
The defendants in two student loan debt relief cases have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that they charged consumers illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to help reduce or forgive student loan debt burdens.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a student loan debt relief operation with bilking more than $28 million from thousands of consumers throughout the country by falsely promising that consumers’ monthly payments would go towards paying off their student loans.
A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Federal Trade Commission, temporarily halting the deceptive practices of academic journal publishers charged by the agency with making false claims about their journals and academic conferences, and hiding their publishing fees,...
The Federal Trade Commission, along with 11 states and the District of Columbia, today announced “Operation Game of Loans,” the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative targeting deceptive student loan debt relief scams.
Starting today, the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 173,000 refund checks totaling more than $49 million to students in compensation for DeVry University’s allegedly misleading ads, which the Commission alleged deceived students about their likelihood of finding jobs in their field of study and...
The Federal Trade Commission charged the operators of a phony student loan debt relief and credit repair scheme with bilking millions of dollars from consumers by falsely promising to reduce or eliminate their student loan debt and offering them non-existent credit repair services.At the FTC’s...
The operators of two online “high schools” have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely claimed to be accredited schools but actually were little more than diploma mills that sold worthless pieces of paper.
DeVry University and its parent company have agreed to a $100 million settlement of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging that they misled prospective students with ads that touted high employment success rates and income levels upon graduation. The FTC settlement secures significant...
The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a financial readiness website designed for mobile devices to help members of the military community navigate personal financial decisions in light of the unique challenges they face, such as frequent relocations and deployment.When military families make a...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Join law enforcement and consumer advocates for this free event to discuss issues affecting Michigan’s consumers. Learn about emerging trends and new and existing challenges. Explore ways to collaborate and share information and resources. Discussions will include recent consumer...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) le ha radicado cargos contra dos operadores de “escuelas secundarias” en línea que declaran ser legítimas pero que en realidad no son más que “fábricas” de diplomas que cobran entre $135 y $349 por un certificado inservible.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against two operators of online “high schools” that claim to be legitimate but are alleged to be little more than diploma mills charging anywhere from $135 to $349 for a worthless certificate. In its federal court complaints, the FTC alleges that these...

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