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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer

    Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and attorneys general from Virginia and North Carolina are seeking penalties and restitution from a Virginia-based retailer that caters to service members, alleging it used illegal tactics to collect debts. The...
  • T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle claims of wrongful charges

    T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in penalties and refunds as part of a settlement over its alleged practice of “mobile cramming,” or placing unauthorized third-party charges on customers’ cellphone bills, the Federal Communications...
  • Piggish bankers went whole hog to abuse consumers in 2014

    The end of the year occasions awards season in all industries, and the world of personal finance is no exception, which brings us to the 2014 edition of the Piggy Bank Awards for Dubious Achievements in Consumer Finance or, for short, "The Piggies."...
  • College debt-relief scams take advantage of desperate borrowers

    Time and again, parents and college students have been told to tread carefully with companies that promise to help them get out from under the burden of student-loan debt -- for a price. Many of these debt-relief companies -- operating in an era of ever-...
  • Rule changes to make prepaid cards more kid-friendly

    A popular alternative to checking accounts that doubles as a useful financial education tool for young consumers is about to face more regulatory oversight. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauin November proposed sweeping and long-overdue...
  • How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam

    How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam
    It's a Bottom Line four-pack today. How to lose nothing, or $110,000, to scammers. That letter from Santa: Is that really you, St. Nick? And the realties of gift cards. The Grandparents Scam News item: Three Redding residents lost about $190,000...
  • Gansler to join Washington law firm in January

    Gansler to join Washington law firm in January
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday that he will join a Washington law firm when he leaves office next month after eight years as Maryland's top lawyer. Gansler, whose term ends Jan. 12, will become a partner in BuckleySandler LLP, where...
  • Nasdaq warns Corinthian Colleges on failure to file financial reports

    Nasdaq warns Corinthian Colleges on failure to file financial reports
    Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Wednesday it received a warning that it is not in compliance with Nasdaq rules, after the company failed to file its last two quarterly financial reports. If Corinthian does not come up with a plan to...
  • Corinthian Colleges again runs afoul of Nasdaq listing rules

    Corinthian Colleges again runs afoul of Nasdaq listing rules
    In the latest sign of trouble for Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., the for-profit college operator said Wednesday it is not in compliance with Nasdaq rules after failing to file financial reports for the last two quarters. Corinthian said...
  • Choose your payment methods wisely for holiday shopping

    Choose your payment methods wisely for holiday shopping
    With holiday shopping gearing up, a plethora of stressful decisions includes not only what you buy and how much you spend but how you pay. Cash, credit card, debit card, prepaid card, electronic and mobile payment, personal check, layaway, deferred-...
  • Agent's closing gift to buyer won't violate real estate law

    Agent's closing gift to buyer won't violate real estate law
    Q: I recently got my license as a real estate agent and have a question about the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. I just completed a transaction and settlement is scheduled before the end of the year. I was thinking of giving my client (the buyer)...