Consumers Affected by Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scam Get Some Refunds

The Federal Trade Commission is sending full refunds totaling more than $11 million to consumers who lost money to a bogus credit card interest rate reduction scheme operated by E.M. Systems & Services. The FTC and the State of Florida alleged that the company’s owners, Steven D. Short and Karissa L. Dyar, used a variety … Read more

Debt Relief Credit Card Processing Leads to $40 Million Settlement With FTC

One of the biggest payment processing companies and its former executive will pay more than $40.2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they knowingly processed payments and laundered, or assisted laundering of, credit card transactions for scams that targeted hundreds of thousands of consumers. According to the FTC’s complaint, Atlanta-based First Data Merchant Services, … Read more