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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!

    Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!
    Imagine getting lost in the deep woods, naked (it happens) and afraid, with only an iPhone that's beyond the range of distant cell towers. Don't be a defeatist and sit on a tree stump playing "Angry Birds" offline while waiting for clothed rescuers....
  • FTC opens inquiry into Herbalife

    The rancorous battle over Herbalife's business practices took a critical turn as the company revealed that it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. Herbalife did not reveal details of the probe, but the Los Angeles nutritional...
  • Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

    WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool...