Court Makes Crime Pay Very Well Indeed and Neuters FTC

A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit stops the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ability to claw back ill-gotten gains from companies and individuals that violate consumer protection laws. Historically this has been the key mechanism to collect money to distribute to victims or affected consumers once a company is caught and stopped. And wouldn’t you …

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FTC Wins $5.2 Million Judgment against Defendants Who Tricked Consumers with Ads for Non-existent Rental Properties and ‘Free’ Credit Reports

A federal judge has ordered Credit Bureau Center, LLC and its owner, Michael Brown, to pay more than $5.2 million to return to consumers, to resolve FTC charges that they deceived people with fake rental property ads and deceptive promises of “free” credit reports, and then tricked them into enrolling into a costly monthly credit …

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