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DeVry University and its parent company has agreed to a $100 million settlement after a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleged they misled prospective students with advertisements that touted high employment success rates and income levels upon graduating.
Just when you thought you’d never see a scam again, it pops right back up. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission is saying about a scam they first talked about in 2015. The scam works like this.
The Federal Trade Commission announced they are suing a Phoenix-based telemarketing company that allegedly tricked consumers out of millions of dollars. According to the FTC, different business names like Federal Government Grant Assistance Center, US Federal Grant Department, Amazon.com Associates Program, and Amazon … Continue reading
With all the news around the globe regarding the Zika virus, some companies seemed to have tried to convince consumers their products can offer protection. However, earlier this month the Federal Trade Commission sent 10 warning letters to online marketers … Continue reading
If you’ve seen the news recently, you’ll know that Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement with the EPA, the California Attorney General, the California Air Resources Board, the Federal Trade Commission, and current vehicle owners/lessees and certain former vehicle owners/lessees in the U.S. … Continue reading
Federal judge finds Amazon liable after charging parents for in-app purchases made by their children
A federal judge has found Amazon unfairly billed parents for in-app purchases made by their children in a lawsuit first filed by the Federal Trade Commission back in July of 2014. According to the FTC, the judge found that Amazon … Continue reading
When consumers read “all natural” they are lead to believe the product contains nothing synthetic. However, according to the Federal Trade Commission, five companies did just that in labeling their products as “100% natural” when it was anything but. The … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public on a new twist to the tech-support scam that tries to gain access to your computer by alleging to fix a computer virus. In this new version, the FTC claims consumers are … Continue reading
There are several benefits of having a high school diploma. From getting a better job, applying for college, and being eligible for the military. But did you know there is such thing as a diploma mill? What some may think is … Continue reading
A large for-profit college is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly misleading consumers about students’ job and earnings prospects. In their complaint, the FTC said DeVry University stretched the truth by claiming 90% of their graduates who were … Continue reading