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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

Kim’s Catch: Wish.com

Posted: 5/7/2018

Kim’s Catch:  Wish.com

For some bargain shoppers, the app is a dream come true. Others, however, are left wishing they never clicked the shopping cart to begin with....Read more

Tags: mobile apps, delivery issues, delivery of wrong product, refunds

How to Get Your Money Back From Western Union

Posted: 12/18/2017

How to Get Your Money Back From Western Union

If you paid money to a scammer using Western Union between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017, you can file a claim requesting your money back. Western Union has agreed to refund $586 Million to fraud victims for the part they played in fraudulent transfers. Refunds are being handled by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and a company they hired to handle claims—Gilardi & Co. Below is some important information for anyone who believes they are owed a refund....Read more

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

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

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million for Bogus Account Scheme

Posted: 9/16/2016

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million for Bogus Account Scheme

Wells Fargo was hit with the largest penalty to date from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on September 8, 2016, to the tune of $100 million....Read more

Tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Wells Fargo, refunds

Cramming Scam Forces AT&T to Issue $6.8 Million in Refunds

Posted: 8/24/2016

Cramming Scam Forces AT&T to Issue $6.8 Million in Refunds

Global telecommunications service provider AT&T has agreed to refund $6.8 million to customers duped in phony directory assistance scams....Read more

Tags: telephone scams, FCC, refunds

Citizens Bank Ordered to Pay $31.5 Million for Keeping Customers' Money

Posted: 8/25/2015

Citizens Bank Ordered to Pay $31.5 Million for Keeping Customers' Money

Citizens Bank was ordered to pay approximately $11 million in consumer refunds and $20.5 million in federal penalties for failing to give consumers the full amounts of their deposits. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) took action against Citizens Bank after it determined the bank’s deceptive practices violated the law....Read more

Tags: refunds, Banks

Angelenos to Receive Refunds from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Posted: 8/19/2015

Angelenos to Receive Refunds from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

A monumental class action settlement agreement was announced on August 17, 2015, between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (“LADWP”) and its customers. Over $44 million is expected to be refunded to customers overbilled by the department. ...Read more

Tags: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, refunds, billing issues

Hemet Driving School Closed Without Warning

Posted: 8/7/2015

Hemet Driving School Closed Without Warning

Driving school in Hemet abruptly closes down, leaving student drivers without refunds....Read more

Tags: consumer tips, out of business, refunds

Weight Loss Pill Customers Could Be Getting Refunds

Posted: 2/23/2015

Weight Loss Pill Customers Could Be Getting Refunds

Over 11,500 customers who bought Double Shot weight loss supplements can expect to receive checks soon as part of a settlement between the FTC and companies run by Manon Fernet. The $500,000 settlement is a result of a complaint filed against Fernet and her company, Freedom Center Against Obesity, for deceptive claims that users can eat as much as they want of any type of food and still lose between 15 and 20 pounds without exercise, simply by taking Double Shot....Read more

Tags: diet supplements, refunds

Refunds for Some TracFone Wireless Customers

Posted: 2/10/2015

Refunds for Some TracFone Wireless Customers

Are you a customer of TracFone Wireless or its brands Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, or Telcel America? If so, you may be in for a refund thanks to a recent settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and TracFone, the largest prepaid mobile service provider in the United States....Read more

Tags: refunds, settlement