FTC

Publishers Clearing House to Pay 18 Million Settlement for Misleading Consumers

As a result of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit, Publishers Clearing House (PCH) has agreed to a proposed court order that will require it to pay $18.5 million to consumers who spent money and wasted their time, and make substantial changes to how it conducts business online. In a complaint against PCH, the FTC charges that the company …

Publishers Clearing House to Pay 18 Million Settlement for Misleading Consumers Read More »

Arete Financial: Another Student Loan Debt Relief Company Bites The Dust. 3.3 Million Returned to Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission is sending payments totaling more than $3.3 million to consumers who were harmed by Arete Financial Group, a student loan debt relief operation that tricked consumers into making illegal upfront payments by pretending to be affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education and falsely promising student loan debt relief. In reality, …

Arete Financial: Another Student Loan Debt Relief Company Bites The Dust. 3.3 Million Returned to Consumers Read More »

$557,000 Returned to Consumers Harmed by Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is sending payments totaling more than $557,000 to consumers who paid money to GDP Network, LLC (YF Solution), a Florida-based telemarketing company that promised credit card interest rate reductions and regularly failed to deliver. The FTC is sending checks to 611 consumers. Recipients should cash their checks within 90 days as …

$557,000 Returned to Consumers Harmed by Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scam Read More »

$16.7 Million Judgment Secured Against Response Marketing Group, LLC For Deceptive Real Estate Training Program

As a result of a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection (DCP), the principals of a Utah-based real estate investment training company will pay $15 million and be banned from selling money-making opportunities under a court order they have agreed to. In addition, two of the primary real …

$16.7 Million Judgment Secured Against Response Marketing Group, LLC For Deceptive Real Estate Training Program Read More »

PayPal Invoice Email Scam: Cancelled Payment or Invoice Amount Due

If you got an email that seems to be from MetaMask or PayPal, stop. They’re phishing scams. The MetaMask fake says your cryptocurrency wallet is blocked. And, if you don’t act fast, click a link, and update your wallet, they say your crypto will be lost. The phony PayPal message says BNC Billing cancelled your payment to …

PayPal Invoice Email Scam: Cancelled Payment or Invoice Amount Due Read More »

Clothing Store Lions Not Sheep Forced to Pay $176,000.00 For Deceptive Advertising.

The Federal Trade Commission is sending 11,446 checks and 66 PayPal payments, totaling more than $176,000, to consumers who bought clothing and accessories from Lions Not Sheep. The company was charged with using deceptive ‘Made in USA’ labels and advertising on clothing and accessories imported from other countries. Each of the payments is $15.30. Consumers …

Clothing Store Lions Not Sheep Forced to Pay $176,000.00 For Deceptive Advertising. Read More »

Credit Recovery, Inc. Shut Down for Fraudulent Collection Practices

As a result of action by the Federal Trade Commission and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, debt collection company International Credit Recovery, Inc. (ICR), officer Richard Diorio, Jr., and manager Cynthia Powell, have agreed to a permanent ban from the debt collection industry after being charged with engaging in bogus debt collection efforts against businesses and non-profits.  The FTC and …

Credit Recovery, Inc. Shut Down for Fraudulent Collection Practices Read More »

Unwanted Calls Regarding Extended Auto Warranties?

When it comes to telemarketing and extended auto warranties, what you’re promised on the phone…may not be what you get. Today, the FTC announced a settlement in its case against American Vehicle Protection — who it charged last year with running a telemarketing extended auto warranty scheme that cheated people out of more than $6 million. According to the …

Unwanted Calls Regarding Extended Auto Warranties? Read More »

Call Now Button