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Thursday, June 20, 2019

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...

Arizona Disciplinary Judge Suspends Lawyer over “Extortionate” Tactics

The presiding disciplinary judge of the Arizona Supreme Court suspended a lawyer who was called a “vexatious litigant” by the attorney general’s office. Over the...

Fake Debt Brokers and Collectors Sued by FTC and New York Attorney General

Consumers Duped Into Paying Fake Debt The Federal Trade Commission and the New York attorney general’s office are suing two New York operations and their...

FTC and New York File Lawsuit to Shutdown Phantom Debt Collection Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York Attorney General’s Office filed a joint lawsuit to shutdown phantom debt collection scheme. The lawsuit is part...

Romanian ATM Skimming Crew Heading to Prison

ATM Skimming Crew Gets Stung A three man Romanian ATM Skimming Crew engage in an ATM skimming operation that steals money from bank accounts. They...

Get Rich With Amazon Scheme Squashed by FTC

Get Rich With Amazon Scheme As the old adage states, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Such is the case with...

Outlandish Internet Business Coaching Scheme

Internet Business Coaching Scheme The Federal Trade Commission charges three individuals and nine businesses with swindling more than $125 million from thousands of consumers. The...

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...

Securities and Exchange Commission Terminates Fraudulent Coin Offering Scheme

Fraudulent Coin Offering Scheme The Securities and Exchange Commission obtains a court order halting an ongoing fraud. The illegal operation involves an initial coin offering...

$7 Million Car Dealership Scam Gives New Meaning to “Used Car Salesman”

International Advance-Fee Scam An Indiana man is arrested in connection with allegations of laundering the proceeds of an international advance-fee scheme through his used-car dealership....

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Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf

Gov. Wolf asks Pennsylvania Legislature to authorize state to join greenhouse...

Governor Tom Wolf is requesting the Pennsylvania Legislature to authorize the state to participate in a regional initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from...