FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products and dispose of any… Read More


October 4, 2016 CONTACT: Office of Communications Tel: (202) 435-7170 CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU FINALIZES STRONG FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR PREPAID ACCOUNT CONSUMERS New Rule Includes ‘Know Before You Owe’ Prepaid Disclosures WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today finalized strong federal consumer protections for prepaid account users. The new rule requires financial institutions to… Read More


October 5, 2016 CONTACT: Office of Communications Tel: (202) 435-7170 Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prepaid Accounts Rule Press Call Washington, D.C. Thank you for joining us on this call. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today has finalized a new rule providing strong federal consumer protections for prepaid account users.… Read More


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2016   CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ORDERS NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION TO PAY $28.5 MILLION FOR IMPROPER DEBT COLLECTION ACTIONS Credit Union Used False Threats to Collect Debts and Placed Unfair Restrictions on Account Access WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Navy Federal… Read More


FTC Obtains Court Orders Barring Skincare Marketers From Deceptive Marketing and Billing Practices The defendants behind a group of California-based marketers have been permanently barred from the deceptive marketing and billing tactics they allegedly used to promote their skincare products, under court orders resolving Federal Trade Commission charges against them. Twenty-nine defendants who sold Auravie,… Read More


Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 27, 2016 Dozens of Individuals Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Indian Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims Today, an indictment was unsealed charging a total of 61 individuals and entities for their alleged involvement in a transnational criminal organization that has victimized tens of thousands… Read More


FTC Action Halts Telemarketing Scheme That Pitched Money-Making Opportunities and Grants Defendants Claim Affiliation with Amazon.com and the Government The Federal Trade Commission has charged three individuals and five companies they control with bilking money from seniors, veterans, and debt-laden consumers by selling them a worthless money-making opportunity purportedly linked to Amazon.com, and luring them… Read More