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Missouri Mayor Sentenced For Fraud, Embezzlement And Witness Tampering

Earlier this month the United States Attorney’s Office announced that Kinloch, Missouri’s Mayor Keith Conway was being sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $62,429 on charges of using the city’s funds to pay personal expenses, fund personal travel, purchase a Florida vacation condo timeshare (sorry, no jail clause in those puppies!), and attempting to ... Read More »

Hacking, Blackmailing And Idiocy: How Not To Get A Job From Marriott

Did you hear the one about Hungarian who hacked Marriott’s computers and demanded employment? No? It’s a real doozy. Hungarian citizen, Attila Nemeth, has plead guilty to transmitting a malicious code to Marriott International Corporation (Marriott) computers and threatened to reveal confidential information obtained within the company’s computers unless Marriott offered him a job. I’m not sure how job interviews ... Read More »

FTC Continues TSR Crack Down

As part of its ongoing efforts to crack down on illegal pre-recorded robocalls, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking action against an operation that allegedly helped clients make illegal robocalls, call phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, and mask Caller ID information, in violation of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule. This conduct generated tens of thousands ... Read More »

The Misbranding of Vioxx Results In A Nearly $1 Billion Resolution

Last week the Justice Department announced that Merck, Sharp, & Dohme, an American pharmaceutical company, has agreed to resolve criminal charges and civil claims in relation to their promotion and marketing of the painkiller, Vioxx (rofecoxib) by paying $950 million. Yes, you read that right; just shy of $1 billion. Under the resolution terms, Mereck will plead guilty to a ... Read More »

Runescape Gold Scam – Consumer Complaint – 11-26-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 23, 2011 State You Live in: South Carolina Race/Ethnicity: Asian Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $27.50 Company Name: kun zhang website www.gm4s.com Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: rs2t.com Consumer Statement: Totally unacceptable, this company have taken advantages from every single customers they had. Consumer Action Taken: Contact them, keep ... Read More »

USFastCash.com – Consumer Complaint – 11-25-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: February 2, 2011 State You Live in: Connecticut Race/Ethnicity: Alaska Native Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: USFastCash Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 1-800-640-1295 Website of Company: USFastCash.com Consumer Statement: I needed some cash to help pay my rent because I was in a financial jam. the amount was $250.00 which they ... Read More »

VIP Payday iLenderAst – Consumer Complaint – 11-24-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: Missouri Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: iLenderAst 7 VIP Payday Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 877-546-8509 Website of Company: vippayday.com Consumer Statement: One 11/23/11 I noticed some unauthorized transactions from my account. There were 2 debits on 11/22/11 of .01 made by ... Read More »

iLender Ast – Consumer Complaint – 11-23-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 21, 2011 State You Live in: Pennsylvania Race/Ethnicity: Alaska Native Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: iLender Ast or iLenderAst Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-475-9335 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I surfed the web looking for payday loans – never took one out – a lot have emailed me to ... Read More »

What to Do About Unauthorized Withdrawals from a Bank Account

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Recently people have been complaining about a number of unauthorized electronic debits or access into their bank accounts, both checking and savings, by a group called Direct Funding Service. The advice I’m going to give you is relevant to any unauthorized account access you may see on your bank account. If your bank is an FDIC regulated bank you need ... Read More »

Prudential Law Group – Consumer Complaint – 11-23-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 18, 2011 State You Live in: Florida Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: 0 Company Name: Prudential Law Group Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 866-920-9081 Website of Company: PrudentialLawGroup.com Consumer Statement: A lady name Lorie Wunning has called me from 949 202 2009 telling me they can help me ... Read More »

Arizona Telemarking Scam Leaves 5,000 Out Of Over $6.3 Million

Earlier this month word broke when a complaint was issued against four Arizona LLCs and 11 Arizonians that Arizona telemarketers had defrauded almost 5,000 people out of over $6.3 million. These criminals conducted a scam that used victims’ credit-card limits to determine how much to charge them in setting up their very own “web mall” business that they would receive ... Read More »

Direct Funding Service – 11-22-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 21, 2011 State You Live in: Idaho Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $0.10 Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-475-9335 Website of Company: DirectFundingService.com Consumer Statement: This company first sent me a email, only reason I noticed the email is the subject was my checking account ... Read More »

Cornerstone State Financial – Consumer Complaint – 11-22-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: October 28, 2011 State You Live in: Maine Race/Ethnicity: Alaska native Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $1,511 Company Name: Cornerstone State Financial Company Address: 1 Penn Plaza 49th Floor New York, NY 10119 Company Telephone Number: 888-643-4749 Website of Company: CornerstoneState.com Consumer Statement: I was definitely scammed from this company on 10/28/11. I ... Read More »

Considering Purchasing A Work-At-Home Program? The FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule Is Here To Help

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Business Opportunity Rule has been approved for changes that will ensure consumers have information needed when considering buying a “work-at-home” program or other similar business opportunities. Now simplified are the disclosures that business opportunity sellers must provide to prospective buyers. The disclosures will help consumers considering a purchase of such a program to asses the ... Read More »

Manchester Capital Trust – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-11

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Date This Problem Happened: November 18, 2011 State You Live in: Missouri Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $600 Company Name: Manchester Capital Trust Company Address: 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: ManchesterCapitalTrust.com Consumer Statement: Emerson T. Ford Credit Specialist Personal & Commercial Loan Division Manchester Capital ... Read More »

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