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The Federal Trade Commissions Criminal Liaison Unit honored Lisa D. Mayberry, a Team Leader in the U.S. Postal Inspection Services Los Angeles Division, with its 2019 Consumer Shield Award. TheCriminal Liaison Unit(CLU) presents the award every two years to recognize a criminal investigator who exemplifies the spirit of cooperation that the CLU seeks to promote.American consumers have benefitted immeasurably from the excellent law enforcement partnership between the FTC and the U.S. Postal Inspe…
3 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
Operators of alleged scheme claimed to be affiliated with the federal government and falsely promised to help reduce or even eliminate consumers student loans, agency says The Federal Trade Commission obtained a temporary restraining order halting an operation that bilked consumers out of millions of dollars by pretending to be affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education and falsely promising student loan debt relief. The FTCs complaint against Arete Financial Group and several related co…
5 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
As a result, hacker gained access to personal information of a million consumers, agency says A Utah-based technology company has agreed to implement a comprehensive data security program to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company failed to put in place reasonable security safeguards, which allowed a hacker to access the personal information of a million consumers.InfoTrax Systems, L.C., provides back-end operation services to multi-level marketers. This includes such servic…
5 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
The Federal Trade Commission sued a Nevada data storage services company over allegations that it misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and failed to adhere to the programs requirements before allowing its certification to lapse.The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework establishes a process to allow companies to transfer consumer data from European Union countries to the United States in compliance with EU law. The Department of Commerce administers the fra…
10 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
Complaint with State of Utah alleges company bilked consumers out of more than $400 million The Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection sued Nudge, LLC and affiliated companies, alleging that they make empty promises about earning money by flipping houses, to convince consumers to buy real estate training packages that cost thousands of dollars. In a filing today, the FTC and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection requested that a court prohibit Nudge and its affi…
12 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection