The settlement resolves FTC charges that Anthony J. Columbo and his companies, Premier Precious Metals, Rushmore Consulting Group, and PPM Credit, pushed consumers into buying precious metals on credit without clearly disclosing significant costs and risks, the FTC said.
A federal court has frozen the assets of persons and entities tied to a huge work-from-home opportunity promotion “that conned millions of dollars from consumers” by falsely promising big earnings through coaching services and their own Internet businesses, said the Federal Trade Commission Monday.
In fact, the pickup is not capable of pushing the dune buggy up and over the hill, and both the truck and the dune buggy were dragged to the top of the hill by cables, according to FTC complaints. It is also alleged that the hill was made to look significantly steeper than it actually was.
An FTC complaint alleges that the spammers falsely claimed consumers would be violating Obamacare rules if they did not immediately click a link to enroll in health insurance.
Apple has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers, at least $32.5 million, to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the tech giant billed younger users for kids’ mobile apps without their parents’ consent.
South Florida-based operators in an alleged mortgage reduction scam will surrender their assets after being banned permanently from providing debt relief services, under a settlement announced Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission.
An Orlando-based operation that used robocalls to pitch “free” medical alert devices to senior citizens falsely represented that the devices had been purchased for them by a relative or friend, according to the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General.
In its ongoing campaign to protect consumers against deceptive marketers of weight-loss plans and products, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that Sensa will pay 26.5 million to settle FTC charges that they duped consumers with unfounded weight-loss claims and misleading endorsements.
Things changed when car dealers — the revenue drivers for TrueCar.com — allegedly colluded ( legal language for “ganging up” ) against TrueCar in 2011 and 2012 over price competition.
Mobile “cramming” — when scammers add unwanted charges of $9.99 or so to your cellphone bill — is a scheme that works because most consumers don’t bother to verify those small charges when the monthly statements arrive.