FTC Obtains Court Order Against Telemarketing Scheme that Preyed on Spanish-Speaking Consumers The Federal Trade Commission has ended an operation whose telemarketers in Peru used deceptive and abusive tactics to sell products for learning English to Spanish-speaking consumers in the United States. A federal court issued a default judgment resolving FTC charges brought in February 2017, alleging… Read More

FTC Obtains Court Orders Against Telemarketing Scheme That Falsely Pitched Money-Making Opportunities and Grants Defendants claimed affiliation with Amazon.com and the government The operators of a telemarketing scheme that pitched phony business and grant opportunities have agreed to be banned from those lines of business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which alleged… Read More

FTC Charges Debt Collection Operation Took Consumers’ Money for Phantom Debts FOR RELEASE August 29, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission has charged a North Carolina debt collection operation with using intimidation and deception to take money from consumers for debts they did not owe, or that the defendants had no right to collect. A federal court temporarily halted… Read More

FTC Obtains Court Order: Debt Collector Banned from Debt Collection Business FOR RELEASE August 30, 2017 The final defendant in a debt collection scheme that illegally threatened to arrest or sue consumers and harassed their friends, family members and employers is banned from debt collection activities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement… Read More

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau takes action to shut down credit repair company for charging illegal fees and misleading consumers Company banned from offering credit repair services and required to pay $150,000 penalty WASHINGTON , DC (August 30, 2017) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a proposed final judgment in federal court that would… Read More

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CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST AEQUITAS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT FOR AIDING CORINTHIAN COLLEGES’ PREDATORY LENDING SCHEME Bureau’s Proposed Settlement Seeks $183.3 Million in Relief for 41,000 Harmed Student Borrowers WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today filed a complaint and proposed settlement against Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. and related entities, for aiding… Read More