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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Media Marketing Companies Charged with Scamming Customers

A slew of media marketing companies have been charged by the Federal Trade Commission for violating a multitude of rules that protect consumers, including...

California Attorney General Joins FTC’s Crackdown on Fake Veterans Charities

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra participated in the nationwide crackdown against fake veterans charities on Thursday. The Federal Trade Commission led the enforcement actions and...
FTC cracks down on tech support scams

FTC Halts Company Running Tech Support Scam

In consumer protection news, the FTC sued Universal Network Solutions, LLC over deceptive marketing in the way that the company offered tech support products...

Getting Rich Quick from Negative-Option Sales

Marketing and Negative-Option Sales "The FTC uses the phrase “negative option marketing” broadly to refer to a category of commercial transactions in which sellers interpret...

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...

Call Center Scam: Indian National Extradited to the U.S. to Face Fraud, Money Laundering...

An Indian national responsible for operating a multimillion dollar call center scam is now facing charges in the United States. According to the U.S. Department...

Theranos Inc., Elizabeth Holmes, and Ramesh Balwani Charged with Fraud

The SEC charged Theranos Inc., CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and its former President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani last week over fraudulent statements made to investors that...

Actresses, CEOs Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Scam

The U.S. government filed charges against 50 individuals including two actresses and several top business executives for their alleged involvement in a nationwide college...

Shipchain among the targets of the largest ICO crackdown “Operation Cryptosweep”

State and provincial regulators in the United States and Canada launched “Operation Cryptosweep.” It is one of the largest enforcement action against fraudulent initial...

Business Owner Goes To Prison For Defrauding Veterans’ Post 9/11 GI Bill For More...

Sham School Bilks Post 9/11 GI Bill For More Than $24 Million David Alvey receives a five year prison sentence for defrauding a federal education...

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Gov. Cuomo approves legislation raising the legal age to buy tobacco,...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. On Tuesday, Gov....