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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,244 checks to consumers who bought deceptively marketed credit card interest rate reduction services after being contacted via illegal robocalls. Affected consumers will receive full refunds, with most receiving $1,100 or more, within the next week.
“It is refreshing to know that the law works to help people when they have been deceived.”– Consumer who received a refund check after being charged for a “free” credit report
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 104,612 checks totaling nearly $3.5 million to people who bought weight-loss supplements marketed by Maine-based sellers Direct Alternatives and Original Organics, LLC. Affected consumers will receive their refund checks, which average $33.12, within the next...
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund checks to people deceived by the operators of an alleged tech support scheme.
The goal of FTC law enforcement actions is to halt illegal practices, and when possible, get refunds to people who lost money. Once an FTC lawsuit or settlement is final and the defendants have paid the money the court orders, the Office of Claims and Refunds develops a plan for...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 227,995 checks totaling more than $6 million to consumers who purchased health products from three individuals and the 19 companies they controlled—collectively known as Tarr, Inc. Affected consumers will receive their refund checks, which average $26.57,...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 43,456 checks totaling more than $3.5 million to consumers subjected to deceptive and unfair sales and financing tactics by the Sage Auto Group and its owners between 2014 and 2016. Affected consumers will receive their checks soon, with the average refund...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 16,596 checks totaling more than $750,000 to consumers who bought two deceptively marketed dietary supplements, NeuroPlus and BioTherapex, from Health Research Laboratories, LLC. Affected consumers will receive their checks by the end of December, with the...
The FTC is mailing 270 checks totaling nearly $515,000 to consumers who paid for what the agency alleged was deceptively advertised “amniotic stem cell therapy” between 2014 and 2017. The average amount each consumer will receive is $1,907.
In October 2018, the FTC filed a complaint against defendants Forms Direct, Inc., also known as American Immigration Center, and owner Cesare Alessandrini, alleging that they falsely implied that their websites were affiliated with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).The...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling $89,736 to 246 small businesses who paid DOTAuthority.com Inc. or related defendants service fees for commercial vehicle registrations based on allegedly deceptive advertising and practices.
The Federal Trade Commission, working jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice, is mailing 1,179,803 refund checks totaling more than $505 million to people who were deceived by a massive payday lending scheme operated by AMG Services, Inc. and Scott A. Tucker.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending out 22,671 refund checks to people who lost money to a mobile cramming operation that placed tens of millions of dollars in charges on their mobile phone bills without their permission.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing more than 430,000 checks totaling more than $10 million to people who could not access money deposited to their NetSpend reloadable prepaid debit cards. According to an FTC complaint, many NetSpend customers were unable to access their funds, either because...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 499,105 checks totaling more than $14.4 million to people who bought Lights of America brand LED light bulbs.The FTC sued Lights of America Inc., Usman Vakil, and Farooq Vakil for violating federal law by overstating the light output and life expectancy...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 597 checks totaling more than $184,000 to people who were allegedly tricked into paying phony debts.
The FTC is mailing checks totaling $19,798,233 to drivers for Uber Technologies Inc., as part of a settlement with the FTC over allegations the ride-hailing company exaggerated the yearly and hourly income drivers could make in certain cities, and misled prospective drivers about the terms of its...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons issued the following statement regarding the Justice Department’s plan to remit more than $500 million to the FTC for consumers who were harmed by a massive payday lending scheme:“We are very pleased that the Justice Department was able to recover...

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