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A to Z Marketing, Inc., Scammed Consumers by Offering Fake Mortgage Relief

A to Z Marketing, Inc., was accused of scamming consumers by offering fake mortgage relief. The federal lawsuit, filed by the FTC, began in...

International Advisory Services & Millenium Direct Incorporated Banned from Mass Mail Prize Promotion

International Advisory Services, its acting officer Terry Somenzi, along with Millenium Direct Incorporated, and its acting officer David Raff, were sued by the FTC...

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...

Tumblr Terminates Accounts Linked to Russia

On Friday, Tumblr announced their decision to remove accounts which appeared to have links to Russia, reports The Hill. An Overview of Russia-Linked Tumblr Accounts Tumblr...

FTC Stops Jamie White from Helping Scammers Take Advantage of Unsuspecting Consumers

In consumer protection news, the FTC stopped Jamie White, a Utah resident, from helping scammers take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. According to the lawsuit...

UPDATE: FTC Issued Final Order on Victory Media’s Promotion to Military Families

In October 2017, we brought you the lawsuit filed by the FTC against Victory Media, Inc. In their federal lawsuit, the FTC alleged that...

Stratford Career Institute Failed to Meet Basic High School Requirements for High School Program

Recently, the FTC mailed out more than 8,000 refund checks to students who enrolled in Stratford Career Institute’s high school program. According to Stratford...

Bitcoin Fraud: CFTC Charges Two Individuals for Swindling Investors

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed charges against two people and their companies involved in bitcoin fraud. On Friday, the regulator released two...

Telomerase Activation Sciences and Deceptive Advertising

The Status Quo and Deceptive Advertising The Federal Trade Commission approves a settlement with Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc., for deceptive advertising. The TA product line...

Bitcoin is a Combination of “Bubble” and “Ponzi Scheme” says BIS Head

Bitcoin is a combination of a “bubble, a Ponzi scheme, and an environmental disaster,” according to the head of Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The...

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Border Patrol agents Ajo Station Arizona

Border Patrol Agents Rescued 57 Undocumented Immigrants from Deadly Heatwave in...

Border Patrol agents assigned at Ajo Station in Arizona rescued and arrested 57 undocumented immigrants from the deadly heatwave. According to the U.S. Customs and...