Financial Fraud Law

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Website Operator Tricked Consumers with Phony Information about Obamacare, FTC Alleges
Posted on 28 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against a website operator that allegedly tricked consumers – in advance of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – with spam emails that falsely claimed that consumers would be violating... Read More

Marketer Settles FTC Charges He Sent Millions of Deceptive, Unwanted Text Messages
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

An affiliate marketer has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he was responsible for sending millions of unwanted text messages to consumers that deceptively promised “free” gift cards and electronics. In its complaint... Read More

Consumers Lost Over $1.6 Billion to Financial Fraud Last Year, Report Finds
Posted on 4 Mar 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

American consumers lost over $1.6 billion to financial fraud in 2013, according to the FTC’s annual report on consumer complaints. The report also found that the top consumer complaint was identity theft. “Americans of all ages are vulnerable... Read More

Diaper Claims Did Not Pass the Smell Test, FTC Says
Posted on 21 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Portland, Oregon-based Down to Earth Designs, Inc., which does business as gDiapers, has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it made deceptive claims about its products’ biodegradability, compostability, and other environmentally friendly... Read More

Telemarketers Held in Contempt and Ordered to Pay $14.75 Million Judgment
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

A U.S. district court judge in Florida has issued a contempt order against Bryon Wolf and Roy Eliasson, two individuals who, according to the Federal Trade Commission, have operated a deceptive marketing scheme since 2009. According to the order, the... Read More

Diabetes Breakthrough? Court Says No, and Enters Judgment against Supplement Marketer
Posted on 7 Mar 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has found that marketers of what the Federal Trade Commission said were bogus remedies for treating and preventing diabetes had violated Section 5 of the FTC Act, and has ordered them to... Read More

Funeral Homes Continue to Violate FTC’s Disclosure Requirements
Posted on 12 Mar 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Investigators working undercover in nine states have found that, in 32 of the 124 funeral homes they visited during 2013, the funeral homes failed to disclose pricing information to consumers as required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral... Read More

How $9.99 per Month Apparently Grew to Over $10 Million, and a Settlement with the FTC
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

A lot of people seem to like paying a few dollars for “premium services” for their smartphones so they can receive text messages with horoscopes, flirting and love tips, and other information. Apparently, a lot of people also get billed for... Read More

National Consumer Protection Week Begins Sunday – and We Need It!
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

National Consumer Protection Week begins Sunday, March 2, and runs until Saturday, March 8. Now in its 16th year, NCPW is intended to encourage American consumers to learn about their rights in the marketplace and to recognize and report scams, identity... Read More