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Hensarling lies about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on NPR

Jeb Hensarling is resorting to “alternative facts” in his quest to drag the US back to the bad old days of “innovative” mortgages and unregulated financial companies that gave us the Great Recession. 940 more words

DEBT COLLECTOR GETS WHACKED WITH $700K FINE!

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Texas-based GC Services Limited Partnership (Houston) got a Valentine’s Day card it really didn’t want from the FTC!

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that GC Services entered into a Stipulated Order for Permanent Injunction and Civil Penalty of $700,000 (see above link for Judgment) in using unlawful tactics to collect on federal student loans and other debts. 204 more words

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Robocall scheme that sold Bahamas cruises is in permanent dry dock

An illegal robocalling scheme that bombarded consumers with 12 million to 15 million robocalls a day using political surveys to sell Florida cruise line vacations to the Bahamas has reached its final chapter. 394 more words

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Robocall scheme that sold Bahamas cruises is in permanent dry dock

An illegal robocalling scheme that bombarded consumers with 12 million to 15 million robocalls a day using political surveys to sell Florida cruise line vacations to the Bahamas has reached its final chapter. 394 more words

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Identity Theft Causes Chaos: 8 Secrets to Protecting Your Identity

Over 490,000 consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2015; a 47% increase from 2014.

In 2014, 17.6 million people were affected by identity theft at a cost $15.4 billion.  2,303 more words

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German Officials Tell Parents To Destroy Doll That Records Conversations

Late last year, research indicated that certain toys may be collecting audio recording and personal information from children and sending that data to a company that used the information to improve the voice-recognition tools it sells to the military and law enforcement agencies. 380 more words

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Discusses FTC Merger Remedy Study

On February 3, 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released the findings of its “Merger Remedy Study” (the FTC Study) which examined the effectiveness of Commission-required remedies in transactions from 2006 to 2012. 3,116 more words

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