Don’t be deceived when shopping green

If you’re looking to change your lifestyle to a more go green attitude, you’re probably going look out for products that have green seals. These seals tell consumers their packaging is eco-friendly. That may mean its biodegradable, recyclable, or compostable. The problem is when companies don’t disclose what makes their products green. Warning letters were…

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. The FTC alleges the defendants charged large upfront fees for mortgage relief services that were not…

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 $2.9 million to victims of the Inc21 cramming scheme shut down by the FTC in 2010….

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 get refunds. According to a the FTC, The Hispanic Global Way defendants sold products via…

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. According to the FTC, Trophy Nissan engaged in deceptive advertising promote the sale and lease of its…