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  • Md. campaigns adopt national voter targeting techniques

    Md. campaigns adopt national voter targeting techniques
    When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message. They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
  • Southern California debt collection operation to refund $4 million

    A Southern California debt collection operation agreed to refund more than $4 million to consumers to settle allegations that its employees posed as process servers and used other deceptive tactics, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday. Asset...
  • Trends that could affect credit score, wallet

    In the bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to keep abreast of all the trends and issues that affect consumers — paying off credit cards, outlet shopping, banking, dealing with debt collectors and switching insurers, for example. Here is...
  • Herbalife faces Federal Trade Commission probe

    Herbalife faces Federal Trade Commission probe
    The Federal Trade Commission has launched a civil investigation into Herbalife Ltd., the Los Angeles-based nutritional-products maker said Wednesday. Herbalife did not disclose any details of the probe, but it has been waging an ongoing battle against a...
  • Marketer admits sending millions of deceptive spam text messages

    A Wisconsin man has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that he sent millions of unwanted and misleading text messages to consumers with bogus offers of "free" gift cards and electronics. The FTC had accused Jason Q....
  • 'Free' gift card promoters to pay $2.5 million in fraud case

    The owners of six companies, including three from Orange County, have agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit that accused them of sending out millions of text messages offering free gift cards they never delivered. The...
  • Herbalife gets more bad news: Illinois AG investigation

    Herbalife gets more bad news: Illinois AG investigation
    The bad news is piling up for Herbalife Ltd. Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan is investigating complaints that the Los Angeles weight-loss and nutrition company operates a pyramid scheme, Maura Possley, a spokeswoman for the attorney general, said...
  • Will Wheeler's net neutrality rules lead to online toll lanes?

    Will Wheeler's net neutrality rules lead to online toll lanes?
    A common assumption underlying the net neutrality debate is that broadband ISPs will impose tolls on content providers, and content providers will pass those costs on to consumers, if only the Federal Communications Commission lets them. Witness this...
  • Herbalife shares rise on repurchase plan, increased earnings forecast

    Herbalife shares rise on repurchase plan, increased earnings forecast
    Herbalife Ltd. shares were up about 2% on news that the company intended to cancel its dividend and use the money on a major repurchase of its shares. Michael O. Johnson, the company's chief executive and chairman, told analysts in a conference call...
  • Abusive debt collector "took deception to new lows," authorities say

     
    There is no shortage of debt collection scams out there. I've written about many of them. But this one is particularly egregious, authorities say. The scam was run out of New York by a network of companies and individuals that......
  • A reminder to think twice about buying health products that promise amazing results

     
    The old adage about offers sounding too good to be true should be on your mind all the time, but especially when you see products advertised as cures for your ailments. The Federal Trade Commission said a court recently ordered......