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Consumer Debt Buyer To Pay Millions To Settle Deception Allegations

AP | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's largest consumer debt buyers will pay a $2.5 million civil fine to settle deception allegations. The Federal Trade ...

Marketers Accused Of Creating Fake News Sites

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect to see fewer "newsy" online advertisements hawking acai berry diet pills. Federal regulators announced settl...

Reebok To Pay Millions Over False 'Toning Shoes' Claims

Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Reebok International Ltd has agreed to pay $25 million to settle charges that it made unsupported claims that its "toning shoes" provide extra mus...

Telephone Scam Uses Make-A-Wish Foundation's Name To Steal From Seniors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A massive telephone sweepstakes scam targeting elderly Americans and exploiting the good names of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the U.S. Federal Trade C...