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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Increase in National Do Not Call Registry Fees

Posted: 9/6/2017

Increase in National Do Not Call Registry Fees

Telemarketers who contact U.S. consumers should be aware that the Federal Trade Commission is raising fees to access phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry....Read more

Tags: telemarketers, federal trade commission

Partial Refunds Coming for Some Stratford Career Institute Students

Posted: 2/27/2017

Partial Refunds Coming for Some Stratford Career Institute Students

The FTC charged Stratford’s high school “diploma” program failed to meet the basic requirements set by most states. Under the order, Stratford must pay $250,000 in partial refunds to eligible students that enrolled in the program after January 1, 2011....Read more

Tags: federal trade commission, refunds, diplomas

Western Union to Refund $586 Million to Fraud Victims

Posted: 2/7/2017

Western Union to Refund $586 Million to Fraud Victims

Western Union has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice for their part in fraudulent transfers. According to the settlement, Western Union will pay $586 million in refunds to consumers that were defrauded. The global money transfer service provider admits to knowing for years that scammers have been using their system to commit fraud and that they ignored evidence that many of its agents were involved in the fraud. The more than half a bill...Read more

Tags: western union, federal trade commission, refunds, settlement

Herbalife Agrees to $200 Million Settlement with FTC

Posted: 8/3/2016

Herbalife Agrees to $200 Million Settlement with FTC

Distributors harmed by what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calls deceptive practices may be excited to receive a portion of the $200 million settlement Herbalife International of America, Inc., (Herbalife) reached with the agency on July 15, 2016. ...Read more

Tags: Herbal Life, federal trade commission, settlement