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At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General, a federal district court has temporarily halted an Orlando-based operation that has been bombarding consumers since 2011 with massive robocall campaigns designed to trick them into paying up-front for worthless credit...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order involving Network Solutions, LLC, which misled consumers who bought its web hosting services by falsely promising a full refund if they canceled within 30 days.
The FTC is mailing 52,099 checks to consumers who lost money to a pyramid scheme that pretended to be a legitimate multi-level marketing program selling opportunities to operate online digital music stores.
Los notarios no son abogados y no pueden ayudar con el proceso de inmigración.Para advertir a los consumidores hispanohablantes sobre las estafas de notario, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) ha creado una novela gráfica en idioma español titulada Cómo se enteraron Myriam y Pedro de las...
Notarios aren’t attorneys, and they can’t help with the immigration process.To warn Spanish-speaking consumers about notario scams, the Federal Trade Commission has created a Spanish-language graphic novel, Cómo se enteraron Myriam y Pedro de las estafas de notario. It describes the warning signs...
Defendant spent backers’ money on personal expenses
FTC won court action against Jackson, Crowder & Associates and Crowder Law Group
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders involving two auto dealers that deceptively advertised the sale, financing and leasing of their vehicles.
Ashworth College has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it misrepresented to students that they would get the training and credentials needed to switch careers or get a new job, and that the course credits they earned would transfer to other schools. In reality, many programs...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted a sweepstakes operation based in Fort Lauderdale that took more than $28 million from consumers throughout the United States and other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, federal courts in New York and Georgia have temporarily halted three debt collection operations that allegedly violated federal law by threatening and deceiving consumers via text messages, emails, and phone calls. The FTC seeks to permanently end the...
Universal Processing Services (UPS) of Wisconsin, LLC, a payment processor, and telemarketer Hal E. Smith and his company HES Merchant Services Company, Inc. (HES), defendants in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against a deceptive robocall credit card interest rate reduction scheme, were...
The Federal Trade Commission and 58 law enforcement partners from every state and the District of Columbia have charged four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers. The defendants told donors their money would help cancer patients, including...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y 58 agencias colegas a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley de cada estado de la Nación y del Distrito de Columbia han presentado cargos contra cuatro falsas organizaciones de caridad relacionadas con el cáncer y sus operadores por estafar...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing almost 500,000 checks totaling approximately $3 million to consumers who lost money to diet supplement marketers who made unsupported claims that their cactus-based fruit drink, Nopalea, would treat a variety of health problems.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling $16,428.74 to consumers harmed by an operation that used deception and threats to collect payday loan “debts” the consumers did not owe.

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