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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...
  • Shutdown halts do-not-call list. Can you sue a telemarketer?

    Shutdown halts do-not-call list. Can you sue a telemarketer?
    The government shutdown has caught the Federal Trade Commission in its cold embrace, and that means the do-not-call list is on the fritz. Telemarketers have free rein to call people. Robin thus asks a timely question: Can you sue a telemarketer? And...
  • Exposed 'Scandal' blogger is ex-roommate of ABC sales director

    Exposed 'Scandal' blogger is ex-roommate of ABC sales director
    Oct 25 (TheWrap.com) - ABC denied on Friday that a prominent fan blogger for its hit show “Scandal” was an ABC sales director, saying that the blogger was instead the director’s former roommate. In an exclusive statement to TheWrap,...
  • Ann Ravel, California's -- and now D.C.'s -- pol monitor

    When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
  • E-cigarette industry lobbies to avoid regulation as tobacco product

    E-cigarette industry lobbies to avoid regulation as tobacco product
    They have the shape, feel and nicotine of tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes should not be regulated like tobacco products, makers of the popular new product say. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Assn., an industry group, is lobbying to avoid Food...
  • Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'

    Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Entering the home stretch of his congressional career, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) is trying again to let the federal government regulate the Internet just enough to preserve the status quo. And...
  • Mortgage relief firms agree to pay $3.6 million for alleged scam

    Mortgage relief firms agree to pay $3.6 million for alleged scam
    WASHINGTON -- A web of Florida-based companies and their operators have agreed to pay nearly $3.6 million to settle allegations that it bilked homeowners in a nationwide mortgage relief scam, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. The settlement...
  • Aaron's agrees to stop spying on computer renters

    Aaron’s Inc., a rent-to-own retailer, has agreed to stop using software to secretly spy on and photograph customers who rented computers. The Federal Trade Commission had accused Aaron's and its franchisees of using software to monitor customers'...
  • Regulators to crack down on deceptive ads for weight-loss products

    Regulators to crack down on deceptive ads for weight-loss products
    WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators said Friday that they planned to crack down on misleading advertisements for weight-loss products, including dietary supplements, food additives and skin creams. Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission's...
  • Sentara has another records breach

    Sentara has another records breach
    Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...