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Western Union to Pay $586 Million to Settle DOJ Money Laundering case

Western Union will pay $586 million in customer refunds and beef up its money laundering and fraud protections after admitting to criminally violating the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act and federal anti-fraud regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement also involves the Federal Trade Commission and covers conduct that took place between 2004… Keep Reading

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Ashley Madison Doesn’t Have Money to Pay FTC Fine.

Ashley Madison, the site which promotes cheating and STD sharing, has been under investigation for a breach in its data management system that saw 36 million account details published online but now will only have to pay $1.6 million USD of a $17.5 million settlement to the US Federal Trade Commission. According to an FTC… Keep Reading

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Credit Card Debt Scammers Banned by FTC For Life and Fined $27 Million

Steven D. Short and his wife Karissa L. Dyar, E.M. Systems & Services LLC, Administrative Management & Design LLC, Empirical Data Group Technologies LLC, Epiphany Management Systems LLC, and KLS Industries LLC, doing business as Satisfied Service Solutions LLC has been sued by the FTC. Now the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a ban Nov.… Keep Reading

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Facebook Stops Student Loan Ads

Claiming that many of the advertising being run on Facebook for student loans is fake, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put pressure on Facebook to ban them – and it looks like Facebook has complied. The letters from Rohit Chopra, the CFPB’s student loan ombudsman, say web analytics show stressed-out borrowers are searching on-line… Keep Reading

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FTC Calls ePath Media’s Practices “Illegal”

A collection of entities known as Consumer Education Group operating out of California and Colorado, has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that, between late 2013 and 2015, it made millions of illegal telemarketing calls to consumers on the national Do Not Call (DNC) Registry — including pre-recorded robocalls — as part of a campaign to… Keep Reading

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Debt Relief and Payment Processor Defendants Stipulate to Bans in FTC Settlements

Pursuant to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, defendants alleged to have falsely promised to reduce consumers’ credit card interest rates will be banned from telemarketing and from selling debt relief services. The payment processors that allegedly enabled the operation will be banned from the payment processing industry. The settlements… Keep Reading

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Feds Say Homeopathic Products Must Be Labeled Bullshit

The Feds have decided to go after the advertisers of homeopathic medicine, the stuff like nerve tonics, pain relievers, penis growing pills, claiming that most of their claims are absolute and total bullshit. The FTC says will either have to get scientific backing for the efficacy of their health claims or “effectively communicate the lack… Keep Reading

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Krispy Kreme Facing Federal Lawsuit for Not Being Nutritious.

Occasionally there is that lawsuit that makes you realize the legal profession might have a little too much time on their hands. According to court documents, Krispy Kreme is facing a class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday by a former customer who says the doughnut chain is guilty of false advertising and… Keep Reading

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FTC Hammers Operators of Money-Making Opportunity Telemarketing Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has charged numerous individuals and an interrelated network of companies with selling worthless money-making opportunities via an alleged phony grants program. According to the FTC’s complaint, the defendant telemarketers misrepresent to seniors, veterans and indebted consumers that they represent Amazon and offer – for hundreds or thousands of dollars – to… Keep Reading

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