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The Federal Trade Commission is alerting people to the importance of emergency preparedness with free resources, in English and Spanish, as the Atlantic hurricane season gets under way this month. A new blog post, Hurricane Season 2020 and COVID-19, points to helpful tips and resources on the FTCs mobile-friendly website, ftc.gov/weatheremergencies. Of special note this year is how people should prepare during a pandemic. View full infographic The FTC also has created a new infographic with r…
18 hours ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
Commission encourages consumers who bought the product to request a refund The Federal Trade Commission is mailing full refunds totaling nearly $149,000 to 1,310 consumers who bought ReJuvenation, a product deceptively marketed as a cure-all for a range of age-related ailments including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, and deafness.The FTC has additional money to return to defrauded consumers in this case, and is encouraging people who bought ReJuvenation, but do not receive a ref…
2 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
Agency alleges Qualpay ignored warning signs that millions in payments were potentially bogus A payment processor that allegedly ignored clear warning signs its client was operating an unlawful business coaching and investment scheme will be barred from processing payments in the business coaching field under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.According to the FTCs complaint against California-based Qualpay, the company for years processed payments for MOBE, a scheme the FTC alleged …
2 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
Complaint also alleges deceptive advertising, bogus fees, price inflation and other practices New York City car dealer Bronx Honda and its general manager, Carlo Fittanto, will pay $1.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they discriminated against African-American and Hispanic car buyers and engaged in numerous other illegal business practices.According to the FTCs complaint, the defendants told sales people to charge higher financing markups and fees to African-American and Hisp…
7 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 22,581 refund checks totaling more than $470,000 to consumers nationwide who bought two deceptively marketed health productsTrueAloe and AloeCran, from a company called NatureCity, LLC.According to the FTCs October 2019 complaint, the Florida company deceived consumers with claims that TrueAloe and AloeCran were effective treatments for a range of conditions affecting seniors, including chronic pain, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, and acid reflux. The FTC a…
8 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection