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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 »

Credit Counseling, Credit Repair, Debt Settlement and Other Scams Are Target of FTC Sweep

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The Federal Trade Commission recently annound operation Short Change, an effort to help curb abuses of consumers by groups claiming to offer help. Here is a summary of the companies targeted under Operation Short Change. California Mezey & Associates, Inc., Campos Chartered Law Firm, The Consumer Protection Law Center dba Consumer Law Center, LLC Desist and Refrain Order issued for ... Read More »

Archeologists Finds 3,000-Year Old Credit Card Bill

Earliest Known Credit Card Statement

An Israeli archeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago. Carbon dating of the ostracon (meaning “statement”), along with pottery analysis, dates the inscription to time of King David, about a millennium earlier than the ... Read More »

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