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Churches and Small Businesses in US Targeted by Online ‘Yellow Pages’ Scam, FTC Alleges

A federal judge in Illinois has temporarily halted, and has frozen the assets of, a Montreal-based operation that the Federal Trade Commission alleged has bilked more than $14 million from churches and small businesses in the United States for unwanted listings in online business directories. The FTC...

Website Operator Tricked Consumers with Phony Information about Obamacare, FTC Alleges

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 the ACA if they did not immediately click a link...

Diabetes Breakthrough? Court Says No, and Enters Judgment against Supplement Marketer

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 pay nearly $2.2 million. The FTC said that it will...