FTC Goes After Slew of Companies Offering Expensive “Free Trials”

The Federal Trade Commission has charged an online marketing operation with deceptively luring people into an expensive negative option scam using an initial low-cost ($1.03, plus shipping and handling) “trial” offer for tooth whiteners and other products. A federal court temporarily halted the operation and froze its assets at the request of the FTC, which … Read more

Where Are the Howard Law Bankruptcy Cases?

A court filing by Howard Law and Vincent Howard in the Morgan Drexen v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau case piqued my curiosity. The filing said, “The range of legal services that Howard Law provides to its clients includes, but is not limited to legal representation in business litigation matters, personal injury matters, consumer protection and … Read more

FTC Kicks It Up a Notch Against Scams That Target Financially-Strapped Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission today stepped up its ongoing campaign against scammers who falsely promise guaranteed jobs and opportunities to “be your own boss” to consumers who are struggling with unemployment and diminished incomes as a consequence of the economic downturn. “Operation Empty Promises,” a multi-agency law enforcement initiative today announced more than 90 enforcement … Read more

TFC Warns Customers About Darren Peck, Mark Serebrin & Philip Manger

The Fulfillment Center appears to have an issue with some former marketing representatives who are opening a credit repair company. The infringing company is alleged to be called TFC West and soon to be changed to Safe Haven Credit. I’m curious if Philip Manger is the same Philip Manger that was mixed up in CCDN … Read more

Debtmerica & Debtmerica Relief Review

This review is the result for several requests I’ve received about this company. Address: Debtmerica, LLC 3100 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 250 Santa Ana, CA 92704 Also know as Debtmerica Relief. Website: DebtMerica.com Domain was registered April 28, 2006 and is owned by Debtmerica LLC. Good. Description: Debt settlement company. Management Jesse E. Torres, IV … Read more