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FTC Shuts Down Vemma For Alleged Pyramid Scheme

A federal court has ordered a popular business among college students to shut down after the Federal Trade Commission accused them of acting as a pyramid scheme. According to the FTC, Vemma Nutrition promised false riches to lure college kids into … Continue reading

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Con-Artists Tricking Victims into Helping Them Steal

Imagine making money in the comfort of your home.  Sound too good to be true? Well, it is.  Many times work-at-home jobs are a scam. But con-artists are now using this type of fraud to fool victims into helping them steal money. … Continue reading

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Two Firms Charged With Illegally Selling Financial Information To Scammers

The FTC has charged two data broker companies for illegally selling payday applicant’s financial information to scammers, resulting in more than $7 million dollars lost by consumers. According to court documents, Sequoia One LLC, Gen X Marketing Group LLC, and three of the … Continue reading

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FTC returns money to consumers affected by mortgage relief scheme

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is returning money to consumers who lost money in a loan modification scheme. The FTC won a court action against Jackson, Crowder & Associates and Crowder Law Group and is sending out more than $467,000 to consumers. … Continue reading

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FTC secures refunds for consumers who purchased deceptively-advertised ‘body-slimming’ creams

Losing weight is hard. If only there was a product you could buy that would cut out all that exercise and dieting… There are businesses out there that CLAIM to have such a product. Unfortunately, when you send them money, you’re … Continue reading

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FTC returns over $2.9 million to Inc21 cramming victims

Your cellphone bill is probably expensive enough without companies sticking unwanted charges on it without your consent–a practices known as cramming. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it is mailing out a second round of payments totaling more than … Continue reading

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Defendants in Spanish-language scheme banned from telemarketing, selling weight-loss products

In a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, defendants in a Spanish-language marketing scheme are banned from telemarketing and selling weight-loss products. The defendants allegedly charged Spanish-speaking consumers for unordered and defective products and made it costly or nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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FTC issues refund checks to U.S. consumers who bought Double Shot diet supplements

Did you purchase Double Shot pills, which promised to “cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss without diet or exercise” (but did not)? If so, you may have a refund check coming. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week … Continue reading

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FTC cracks down on Dallas-area car dealership over advertising

Consumers have gotten used to fine print disclaimers that limit the offer in an advertisement. Unfortunately, some businesses take them WAY too far. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently put a stop to such advertising practices by a Dallas, Texas-area car dealership. … Continue reading

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FTC shuts down mortgage relief scam

It’s hard enough to get behind on your mortgage, without having a scam artist get you into even more trouble. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently shut down an operation it says perpetrated a wide-ranging mortgage relief scam. At the FTC’s request, … Continue reading

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