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FTC And International Consumer Protection Agencies Announce Website Revamp
ICPEN is a network of consumer protection agencies from over 60 countries that strives to protect consumers from fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair commercial practices around the world.
United States
20 Jul 2017
Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Felony Charge For Role In Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
The Department of Justice announced that Bruce Kevin Hawkins, 52, of Desoto, Texas, recently pled guilty in a federal court in Texas regarding his role in a foreclosure rescue scheme that ran from...
United States
7 Jul 2017
Acting FTC Chair Supports FCC Proposed Rulemaking; Says Will Restore The FTC's Enforcement Abilities
The Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Maureen Ohlhausen, has issued a statement that endorses a recent proposed rulemaking by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
United States
9 Jun 2017
FTC And Partners Announce Operation Tech Trap To Target Tech Support Scammers
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the creation of Operation Tech Trap, a new joint effort among national and international partners to combat tech support scams that dupe...
United States
2 Jun 2017
First Defendant Prosecuted Under New Arizona Telemarketing Law Pleads Guilty
On January 18, Lukeroy Rose, owner of Phoenix-based Rose Marketing LLC, pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to charges of theft, unlawful telephone solicitations, and conspiracy to commit theft.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Six Attorneys General File Motion To Intervene In School Accreditation Case
The states note that they are one of the "long-established ‘triad'" of higher education authorities, including also the federal government and accrediting agencies.
United States
9 Feb 2017
Attorney And Mortgage Relief Scam Operator Banned From Debt Relief Business
The FTC also filed a contempt action against Kutzner, alleging his actions violated a 2003 FTC court order against him.
United States
19 Jan 2017
FTC And Florida Settle With More Defendants Involved In Alleged Telemarketing Debt Relief Scam
Approximately a year after filing an amended complaint and three months after settling with a group of co-defendants, the Federal Trade Commission and Florida Attorney General have filed papers...
United States
20 Dec 2016
Consumers Duped By Telemarketing Debt Collection Scheme Will Soon See Refund Payment
The FTC has begun mailing checks totaling over $830,000 to almost 3,500 consumers who fell victim to a telemarketing debt collection scheme targeting Spanish-speaking consumers for payment of bogus debts.
United States
18 Nov 2016
Washington AG Sues Comcast For Alleged Deceptive Practices, Seeks Over $100 Million
The claims stem from the company's Service Protection Plan, the fees it charges customers for service calls, and its practices of running credit checks on certain customers.
United States
26 Aug 2016
California Federal Judge Rejects Class Action Settlement Due To Broad Release Provisions And Inadequate Notice
A California federal judge recently refused to approve a class action settlement jointly recommended by the parties upon a finding that the proposed settlement was not fair, adequate, or reasonable for unnamed class members
United States
26 Aug 2016
FTC Gets $27 Million Settlement And Continues Trend Of Targeting Tech Support Scammers
The settlement prohibits Vast Tech, OMG Tech Help, and Donohue from misleading consumers regarding the nature of products they sell or market and prohibits deceptive telemarketing.
United States
5 Jul 2016
LifeLock Pays $100 Million To Settle FTC Claim That It Violated 2010 Order Regarding Consumer Security And Deceptive Advertising
The FTC alleged that LifeLock had failed to provide comprehensive security for its customers' data, and falsely advertised that it protected consumers' identities by providing alerts "as soon as" it received indications of a problem.
United States
4 Jan 2016
CFPB Obtains Judgment In Excess Of $500 Million Against Defunct College Chain For Student Lending Scheme
On October 27, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois awarded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau $531.2 million against for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges...
United States
8 Nov 2015
DOD Issues New Data Breach Rules
The Department of Defense has published an interim rule in the Federal Register requiring government contractors and subcontractors to report a larger number of data breach incidents than had been previously required.
United States
7 Sep 2015
D.C. Circuit Allows Constitutional Challenge To CFPB
In a groundbreaking decision on July 24, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Texas bank could pursue its constitutional challenge against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its Director.
United States
5 Aug 2015
47 State AGs Ask Congress To Preserve Their Authority To Investigate Data Breaches
The letter by the state attorneys general called on the leaders of Congress to "not diminish the important role states already play protecting consumers from data breaches and identity theft."
United States
10 Jul 2015
FTC And Florida AG File Suit to Halt Robocalls From "Card Member Services"
"Working with the Florida Attorney General, we're shutting down a scam that blasted robocalls to older people and offered bogus solutions to relieve credit card debt," said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
United States
6 Jul 2015
CFPB Issues Latest Supervisory Report
On June 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued the eighth edition of its "Supervisory Highlights," which covered supervisory activities the Bureau completed between January and April 2015.
United States
6 Jul 2015
West Virginia Attorney General's Office Settles Debt Collection Allegations Against CashPoint
On June 23, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that he had reached a settlement with Dominion Management Services, a vehicle title loan company that does business as CashPoint.
United States
4 Jul 2015
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