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A health care scammer and his company, who tricked Spanish-speaking and other consumers seeking health insurance into buying phony medical discount cards, are banned from selling healthcare-related products, and from telemarketing, under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Two debt collectors and three companies charged with using false threats and other illegal collection tactics are banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which charged them as part of Operation Collection Protection, an ongoing federal-state-...
The Federal Trade Commission highlighted to Congress its multi-faceted approach to protecting older Americans from fraud in testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling approximately $6.3 million to consumers who bought Kevin Trudeau’s book, “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” In 2009, a federal judge ordered Trudeau to repay millions of dollars to consumers after he violated a 2004...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Florida man and his company with bilking at least $1.3 million from newly-opened small businesses by pretending to be a federal government agency, and threatening that the business will be shut down or fined unless they purchase occupational safety and...
The defendants behind Vast Tech Support have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission and State of Florida charges that they scammed thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars by selling them bogus technical support services.
The head of an unlawful debt collection operation is banned from that business under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission on proposed amendments to the FCC regulations that limit robocalls to consumers.  The proposed amendments implement a recent change in the law that permits robocalls to collect debt owed to or guaranteed by...
Hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio dio a conocer un informe ante el Congreso describiendo el trabajo sustancial que ha hecho la agencia para prevenir el fraude, ejercer la ley, y educar a los consumidores en las comunidades afroamericanas y latinas, y estableciendo una estrategia para continuar...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report to Congress describing the agency’s substantial work on fraud prevention, law enforcement, and consumer outreach and education in African American and Latino communities, and outlining a strategy to build on this prior work.
Adli Dasuqi and his companies, American Handicapped Inc. and American Handicapped and Disadvantaged Workers Inc., have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into buying household products on the false pretext that the proceeds would go to help disabled...
The Federal Trade Commission charged a nationally advertised gold and silver marketing operation with bilking millions from consumers.  The FTC seeks to recover money from the defendants to return to their customers, many of whom allegedly lost thousands of dollars to the scheme.
If you have a computer or a phone, you’ve probably been targeted by a scammer pretending to be someone they’re not: maybe the IRS, another government official, a family member or friend, or a tech company. These imposters come in many varieties, but work the same way: the person pretending to be...
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 Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Jessica Rich, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruling upholding a Federal Trade Commission summary decision against John Fanning, the creator of Jerk.com:
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving the Commission’s complaint against Vulcun alleging that the company unfairly replaced a popular web browser game with a program that installed applications on consumers’ mobile devices without their...
A phone billing company will pay $5.2 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated a court order that settled earlier charges of phone bill cramming by the FTC.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of dozens of companies with deceiving consumers by using fake newspaper subscription notices. The FTC seeks to stop the operation and obtain money for return to consumers.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has found BlueHippo Funding LLC, BlueHippo Capital LLC and Joseph Rensin in contempt for operating a deceptive computer financing scheme in violation of a federal court order that the defendants agreed to in 2008. The court also entered...

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