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Due to logistical issues, today’s previously scheduled announcement of a major coordinated consumer fraud enforcement initiative by the Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General has been postponed and rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 a.m. ET) on Friday, Oct. 13. Details of the...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio y el Fiscal General de Illinois patrocinarán una conferencia de prensa en Chicago, Illinois a las 10:30 a.m., hora del Centro, del día miércoles 11 de octubre para anunciar una iniciativa coordinada de gran envergadura para combatir el fraude a los consumidores. Los...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General will host a press conference in Chicago, Illinois at 10:30 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to announce a major coordinated consumer fraud enforcement initiative. Senior officials from the FTC and the Office of the Illinois Attorney...
As part of its ongoing crackdown against tech support scams, the Federal Trade Commission has obtained settlements with a group of St. Louis-based defendants who used deceptive Internet pop-up ads to trick consumers into buying unnecessary technical support services.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General, a federal district court judge has entered eight orders against an intertwined web of Orlando-based individuals and companies that bombarded consumers with illegal robocalls from “Card Member Services,”...
The Federal Trade Commission, along with federal, state and international law enforcement partners, today announced “Operation Tech Trap,” a nationwide and international crackdown on tech support scams that trick consumers into believing their computers are infected with viruses and malware, and...
Three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The court order resolving the FTC’s allegations also...
The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has agreed to forfeit $586 million and enter into agreements with the Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices of the Middle District of...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Credit Bureau Center LLC and three individuals with luring consumers with fake rental property ads and deceptive promises of “free” credit reports into signing up for a costly credit monitoring service.At the FTC’s request, a federal court temporarily halted...
El 5 de diciembre de 2016, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) patrocinará una mesa redonda que se llevará a cabo en Chicago que reunirá a líderes de organizaciones latinas del área de Chicagopara debatir sobre el fraude contra los consumidores y su impacto...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a roundtable on December 5 in Chicago that will bring together leaders of Chicago-area Latino organizations to discuss consumer fraud and its disproportionate impact on Latino communities.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 285,361 checks totaling more than $3.7 million to people who lost money to Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM), a pyramid scheme whose operators were banned from multi-level marketing under a settlement with the FTC and the states of Illinois, Kentucky and North...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a multi-national tech support company with using deceptive pop-up internet ads to scare thousands of consumers into paying hundreds of dollars each for unnecessary technical support services.
The FTC and State of Florida have taken action against defendants who ran an international tech support operation and allegedly misrepresented to consumers that malware or hackers had compromised their computers and that the operation was associated with or certified by Microsoft and Apple to fix...
The Federal Trade Commission charged a Florida-based affiliate marketing operation with bombarding consumers with illegal spam e-mail in an attempt to sell them bogus weight-loss products using false celebrity endorsements.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General, a federal court has temporarily halted a Chicago-area operation that allegedly threatened and intimidated consumers to collect phantom payday loan “debts” they did not owe, or did not owe to the defendants. The...
A Glendale, California-based operation known as Sale Slash will stop using spam emails and fake news websites with phony celebrity endorsements and unsupported efficacy claims to promote its supposed weight-loss products, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 774 checks totaling more than $444,000 to consumers who lost money to a business directory scam.

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Join the Federal Trade Commission as we bring together directors, program managers, and leaders of organizations in the Chicagoland area to discuss consumer fraud and its disproportionate impact on Latino communities. The FTC will introduce its law enforcement and outreach efforts to...
Join the Federal Trade Commission; Wisconsin Department of Justice; Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates; and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss a variety of...

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