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

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

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

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