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In the Matter of Ceridian Corporation

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The links for the FTC case In the Matter of Ceridian Corporation can be found here. Read More »

FTC, Partners Put Stop to Canadian Cross-Border Frauds

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The links for the FTC case Centurion Financial Benefits LLC, Ontario Ltd, Spectra Financial Benefits, Antonio Marchese, Tony Marchese, Sureway Beneficial, Simple Choice Benefits, Oxford Financial Benefits,Tony Andreopoulos, American Getaway Vacations Inc., Credence Travel Processing Inc., Topstar Media Inc., Integra Financial Benefits, Dennis Andreopoulos, American Getaway Vacations Inc., Credence Travel Processing Inc., Topstar Media Inc., can be found here Read More »

In the Matter of CashPro, doing business as MakePaydayToday.com

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The links for the FTC case In the Matter of CashPro, doing business as MakePaydayToday.com can be found here. Read More »

FTC Charges Internet Payday Lenders with Failing to Disclose Key Loan Terms and Using Abusive and Deceptive Collection Tactics

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FTC Charges Internet Payday Lenders with Failing to Disclose Key Loan Terms and Using Abusive and Deceptive Collection Tactics November 12, 2008 The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Nevada have charged 10 related Internet payday lenders and their principals, based mainly in the United Kingdom, with violating federal and state law by not disclosing key loan terms to ... Read More »

FTC Cracks Down on Scammers Trying to Take Advantage of the Economic Downturn

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July 1, 2009 New Public Education Video Helps Consumers Steer Clear of Business Opportunity Fraud The Federal Trade Commission today announced a law enforcement crackdown on scammers trying to take advantage of the economic downturn to bilk vulnerable consumers through a variety of schemes, such as promising non-existent jobs; promoting overhyped get-rich-quick plans, bogus government grants, and phony debt-reduction services; ... Read More »

CardSystems Solutions Settles FTC Charges

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CardSystems Solutions Settles FTC Charges February 23, 2006 Tens of Millions of Consumer Credit and Debit Card Numbers Compromised In the largest known compromise of financial data to date, CardSystems Solutions, Inc. and its successor, Solidus Networks, Inc., doing business as Pay By Touch Solutions, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that CardSystems’ failure to take appropriate security ... Read More »

Home Equity Lenders Settle Charges that They Engaged in Abusive Lending Practices; Over Half Million Dollars To Be Returned to Consumers

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July 29, 1999 Seven subprime mortgage lenders from across the country have agreed to pay redress or be banned from making certain loans to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their lending practices violated various laws enforced by the agency. The agreements are part of the Commission’s “Operation Home Inequity,” a law enforcement and consumer education campaign that seeks to ... Read More »

FTC Charges D.C. Mortgage Lender with Deception and Unfairness Against Borrowers

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FTC CHARGES D.C. MORTGAGE LENDER WITH DECEPTION AND UNFAIRNESS AGAINST BORROWERS January 30, 1998 Agency Alleges Misrepresentations Result In Loss of Homes The Federal Trade Commission yesterday filed a 23-page complaint in U.S. District Court against Capital City Mortgage Corporation, a Washington, D.C.-area mortgage lender, and its owner, Thomas K. Nash, alleging numerous violations of federal law resulting in serious ... Read More »

FTC Sweep Protects Consumers from “Dialing for Deception”

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FTC Sweep Protects Consumers from “Dialing for Deception” April 15, 2002 Complaints Targeting”In-bound” Telemarketing Fraud Filed Against 11 Companies In what may be the most far-reaching Federal Trade Commission law enforcement sweep ever against “in-bound” telemarketing fraud – where consumers call companies based on classified ads, Internet banners, or other promotions – the FTC today announced the filing of 11 ... Read More »

Debt Buyer/Debt Collection Companies and Their Principals Settle FTC Charges

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Debt Buyer/Debt Collection Companies and Their Principals Settle FTC Charges March 24, 2004   FTC Alleges CAMCO, RM Financial, and their Principals Violated Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Companies that the Federal Trade Commission alleges have threatened and harassed thousands of consumers to get them to pay old, unenforceable debts or debts they did not owe have agreed to settle ... Read More »

FTC Halts Internet Pyramid Scheme; Promises of High Income, Preapproved Credit Cards Were False

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FTC HALTS INTERNET PYRAMID SCHEME; PROMISES OF HIGH INCOME, PREAPPROVED CREDIT CARDS WERE FALSE November 5, 1997 In its latest law enforcement action aimed at stemming fraud on the Internet, the Federal Trade Commission has obtained a federal court order temporarily halting a pyramid scheme advertised on the Internet. The scheme promised investors would earn up to $18,000 a month ... Read More »

Credit Repair? Buyer Beware!

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CREDIT REPAIR? BUYER BEWARE! March 5, 1998 FTC, States Announce Crackdown On Scams That Bilk Consumers Consumers are still being bilked out of millions of dollars by bogus credit repair organizations, the Federal Trade Commission said today as it announced another project in its continuing effort to eliminate these illegal operations. “Operation Eraser,” a federal-state crackdown on fraudulent credit repair ... Read More »

FTC Shuts Down Deceptive Spam Operation

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October 5, 2004 “Business Opportunity” Turns Out To Be Illegal Scam An operation that used illegal spam to promote a bogus get-rich-quick scheme has been shut down by a U.S. District Court at the request of the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC alleged the spammers violated federal laws by using deceptive header information and subject lines in their spam solicitations, ... Read More »

Appeals Court Upholds FTC Order;
Trans Union Must Stop Illegal Sales of Consumer Reports to Target Marketers

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April 16, 2001 The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld a Federal Trade Commission decision ordering the Trans Union Corporation to stop selling consumer reports in the form of target marketing lists to marketers who lack an authorized purpose for receiving them under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). This ruling prohibits Trans ... Read More »

Chicago Finance Company Agrees to Pay $40,000 Civil Penalty To Settle Charges that it Violated Equal Credit Opportunity and Fair Credit Reporting Acts

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October 20, 1997 Bonlar Loan Co., Inc., a Chicago-based finance company that makes small loans to low income consumers who often have poor credit histories, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it systematically violated requirements of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and its implementing Regulation B and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when taking and ... Read More »

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