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CardFlex Inc., an Independent Sales Organization (ISO), and its principals Andrew Phillips and John Blaugrund, have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally processed more than $26 million in unauthorized consumer charges on behalf of a company called I Works. The defendants...
A petición de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), una corte federal ha suspendido las operaciones de una compañía que se autodenomina “FTC Credit Solutions”. Presuntamente, la compañía usó una inexistente afiliación con la Comisión para comercializar falsos servicios de...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the operations of a company that calls itself “FTC Credit Solutions.” The company allegedly used false affiliation with the Commission to market bogus credit repair services to Spanish-speaking consumers.
Austin, Texas-based Home Relief Foundation, Inc. and its two owners have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally charged up-front fees for services they falsely promised would reduce consumers’ mortgage interest rates or monthly payments. The settlement order prohibits the...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing a second round of 58,239 checks totaling more than $2.9 million to consumers and businesses who were victimized by a massive fraudulent operation that placed unwanted charges on their telephone bills.
The Federal Trade Commission, jointly with the New York State Office of the Attorney General, has filed complaints aimed at shutting down two particularly egregious and abusive debt collection operations centered in Buffalo, New York that target consumers nationwide. According to the complaints,...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court, aiming to stop an operation that has targeted consumers with outstanding payday loans, saying they could help resolve those debts but then providing little or none of the financial relief they promised. As a result, many...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission have provided an annual report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the FTC’s activities related to the enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, or ECOA.
Two new defendants have been named in a Federal Trade Commission case against a phony debt relief and credit repair scheme that allegedly deceived consumers about non-existent federal programs to pay off their bills and fix poor credit.

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The FTC keeps its finger on the pulse of markets, channeling its resources to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair practices involving new technologies. A few years ago, we created the Mobile Technology Unit to help bring consumer protection into the mobile era. Staffers...
“What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love, and understanding?” Elvis Costello asked that musical question back in the day. The Memorandum of Understanding between the FTC and CFPB – which the two agencies just reauthorized for a three-year period – shows that when it comes to protecting...
Have you seen the ads where a popular celebrity touts DIRECTV on his own behalf and as the Painfully Awkward, Overly Paranoid, or Crazy Hairy version of himself? Applying that to a lawsuit just filed by the FTC, there’s DIRECTV – and then there’s Deceptively Advertised DIRECTV...
In the 1990s, the Buffalo Bills famously lost four Super Bowls in a row. Now the Buffalo, New York area has achieved another inglorious four-fer: Two cases announced today makes a total of four FTC suits in less than a year against Buffalo-based debt collectors accused of abusive...
If you’re in the debt collection business, it’s up to you to comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If not, you might find yourself looking for another line of work.

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The Federal Trade Commission brought together local, state, and federal agencies, along with legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates for a full-day meeting. The morning was a closed meeting for law enforcement partners serving Michigan; the afternoon was a public...

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