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Saturday, February 23, 2019

CWB Services, LLC Accused of Scamming Consumers With Fake Payday Loan Agreements

As if payday loans don’t get people into enough financial trouble (it’s referred to as predatory lending for a reason), the FTC mailed out...

Think Finance, LLC Accused of Collecting on Non-existent Debts

Despite filing for bankruptcy in October 2017, Think Finance, LLC didn’t do itself any favors. In fact, many believe that the bankruptcy filing caused...

Initial Coin Offering Lawsuits Pending as Fraud and Scams Prevail

Since the success of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have exploded in the past year. Almost every other week, a new promoter introduces an initial coin offering...

FTC Returns Almost $500,000 to Consumers Who Bought Fake Weight Loss Supplements

Tachht, Inc., and Teqqi, LLC were ordered by the federal court to pay almost $500,000 to refund customers who bought their fake weight loss...

Federal Trade Commission Freezes Health Insurance Scam

Exit polls from last week’s election indicate that health care was the number one issue for voters. These findings suggest that consumers are still...

Fraudulent Marketers Banned from Invention Promotion Business

Invention Promotion Scam Scott Cooper and his Miami, FL, based companies, World Patent Marketing Inc. and Desa Industries Inc., agree to a settlement with the...
FTC cracks down on student loan debt relief scams.

Ameritech Illegally Charged Consumers Up-Front Fees for Help with Student Loan “Debt Relief”

Ameritech Financial along with its officer Brandon Frere were accused of taking illegal up-front fees in a student loan debt relief scam as part...

Alison Altenberg, daughter of Leonard Weisman, sued for fraud

According to a lawsuit filed in Harris County, Texas, Alison Altenberg has been sued for intentionally defrauding HOMF II Investment Corp. By way of background,...

Operators of Student Loan and Mortgage Debt Scheme Settle FTC Charges

Operators of a California-based student loan and mortgage debt relief organization have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they scammed millions of...

United Debt Counselors Forced to Refund Close to Half a Million Dollars to Consumers

United Debt Counselors describes themselves on their website as a debt settlement service that’s been in business for more than seven years. Located in...

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Trump Appoints Ducey to Bipartisan Council of Governors

President Donald Trump appointed Governor Doug Ducey to the Council of Governors, a bipartisan group of ten governors who will advise the White House...