Marketers of Simple Pure Supplements Settle FTC Court Action Marketers of green coffee bean extract weight-loss supplements, male enhancement products, and skin care products will forfeit assets totaling approximately $9.2 million, and have already turned over a Ferrari to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s court action brought against them in October 2014. The proposed stipulated… Read More

  Extra! Extra! Read all about this subscription deception May 3, 2016 by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Many people have subscriptions to their beloved dailies or weeklies. But that notice in the mail saying your subscription is about to expire, or offering to get a subscription started, could be from a company that… Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2016 CONTACT: Office of Communications Tel: (202) 435-7170 CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU PROPOSES PROHIBITING MANDATORY ARBITRATION CLAUSES THAT DENY GROUPS OF CONSUMERS THEIR DAY IN COURT Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposal to Ban a Contract Gotcha that Prevents Groups of Consumers from Suing Consumer Financial Companies WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the… Read More

Debt Collector Settles FTC Charges It Violated Fair Credit Reporting Act Defendant Will Pay $72,000, Be Required To Use Proper Procedures   A Texas-based debt collection agency will pay $72,000 in civil penalties and be required to adopt new procedures to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the requirements of the Fair Credit… Read More

Fake Debt Collectors Phish for Personal Info; Know the Red Flags with BBB Tips     May 23, 2016 Better Business Bureau of Central New England has received several reports from local consumers reporting contact from dishonest callers claiming to be collecting outstanding debts. A common scam, victims receive calls demanding immediate payment or request… Read More