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Most companies keep sensitive personal information in their files—names, Social Security numbers, credit card, or other account data—that identifies customers or employees. This information often is necessary to fill orders, meet payroll, or perform other necessary business functions...
When managing your network, developing an app, or even organizing paper files, sound security is no accident. Companies that consider security from the start assess their options and make reasonable choices based on the nature of their business and the sensitivity of the information...

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The operators of an alleged mortgage relief scam that preyed upon distressed homeowners are banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
The principals of a mortgage relief operation and their companies are banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission. The orders resolve charges that the scheme falsely promised financially distressed homeowners they...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a mortgage relief scam with bilking millions of dollars from homeowners by falsely telling them they could join a so-called “mass joinder” lawsuit that would save them from foreclosure and provide additional financial awards. “Preying on...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y el Estado de Florida han tomado acciones contra dos operaciones acusadas de promocionar falsos servicios de alivio de deudas para préstamos estudiantiles, y los demandados en una medida similar de la FTC que se realizó a principios de...
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have taken action against two operations charged with running phony student loan debt relief schemes, and defendants in a similar FTC action brought earlier this year have agreed to a ban on participating in any debt relief business, as part of...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 474 checks totaling more than $33,000 to consumers who lost money to a scheme that charged homeowners an up-front fee for mortgage relief services they promised but never provided. In September 2015, a federal court banned Wealth Educators and Veronica Sesma...
Denny Lake, the final individual defendant in a mortgage modification scam aimed at financially strapped homeowners, will be banned from selling debt relief and mortgage-related products and services, and from telemarketing under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a debt relief operation with falsely representing to financially distressed homeowners and student loan borrowers that it would help get their mortgages and student loans modified. At the FTC’s request, a federal court has temporarily halted the operation....
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo que resuelve los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) imputándoles haber engañado a propietarios de viviendas que estaban enfrentando una ejecución hipotecaria, cuatro estafadores de modificaciones de hipotecas, Brian...
Four mortgage modification scammers, Brian Pacios, Chad Caldaronello, Justin Moreira and Derek Nelson will be banned from selling debt relief products and services under settlements resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived homeowners facing foreclosure.
A mortgage relief services company and its owner, have agreed to settle allegations that they illegally charged homeowners an up-front fee for help they promised but never provided, and they will be banned from selling debt relief services under a federal court order.
FTC won court action against Jackson, Crowder & Associates and Crowder Law Group

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Spoiler alert: If the villains in a thriller appear to be vanquished with 20 minutes left in the movie, you can bet they’ll make a dramatic reappearance. A case filed by the FTC targets a B2B tactic that small businesses started seeing years ago, but – to quote Poltergeist II – “They...
For swimmers struggling to stay afloat, imagine this good news/bad news scenario. The good news: Someone throws a life preserver in your direction. The bad news: It’s made of concrete. According to an FTC lawsuit, that’s a rough analogy to the services that Damian Kutzner, Brookstone...
Why is it your business if identity theft victims can get free personal recovery plans and other help that makes it easier for them to report and recover from identity theft?  Here’s an answer: Because it’s good business – for you, your customers, your employees, and your community...

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The FTC is mailing 1,630 partial refund checks totaling $1.8 million to people who lost money to an illegal telemarketing scheme. According to the FTC, Expense Management America charged distressed homeowners an up-front fee for debt and mortgage relief services it promised but never provided,...
The FTC is mailing refund checks to homeowners who paid an up-front fee for mortgage relief services that were not provided. According to the FTC, before providing any services, Wealth Educators illegally charged homeowners a fee ranging from $1,000 - $5,000, which the company promised would be...

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