• United States August 22, 2019 6:53 pm

    AGs: Major Carriers, Including AT&T and Verizon, Pledge to Block Robocalls

    Telecom companies big and small have reached an agreement with 51 attorneys general to block illegal robocalls from reaching customers’ phones. Attorneys general from North Carolina, New Hampshire and Arkansas announced the deal with 12 phone companies, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, in a joint news conference Thursday. Carriers that have signed on to the agreement pledge to take...

  • CONGRESS June 26, 2019 12:11 am

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    The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country said to be responsible for more than one billion calls. The nationwide enforcement sweep was coordinated with more than two dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as part of a major government clampdown on illegal robocalls “pitching a...

  • United States June 26, 2019 12:11 am

    FTC, Law Enforcement Announce New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

    The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country said to be responsible for more than one billion calls. The nationwide enforcement sweep was coordinated with more than two dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as part of a major government clampdown on illegal robocalls “pitching a...

  • NEW YORK March 15, 2019 6:59 pm

    FTC Settles With Company Accused of Paying for Fake Online Reviews

    The FTC announced a settlement with a New York-based company, Cure Encapsulations, over accusations it made false claims about a weight loss supplement and paid a third-party website to write and post fake reviews on Amazon.

  • Amazon May 30, 2017 6:24 pm

    Amazon Begins Offering More Than $70 Million in Refunds for Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchase

    Anyone who had a child incur charges through in-app Amazon purchases without their permission may now claim a refund from Amazon. Amazon has reached out to all eligible customers via email about the refund-eligible charges, which total more than $70 million and were incurred between November 2011 and May 2016, according to a Federal Trade Commission announcement. The charges were...

  • California January 20, 2017 12:22 pm

    Uber to Pay $20 Million Settlement in Lawsuit Over Duping Drivers

    Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they would earn and how much they would have to pay to finance a car.

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