FTC Legal Team Honored For Uncovering Wire Fraud Scams"We think billions of dollars were flowing through Western Union since about 2004 to scammers. International scammers."
Feds, Madigan Shut Down Company Creating "Phantom Debts"Federal and state authorities have shut down a Westmont-based operation accused of harassing people around the country into paying debts they don’t owe.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan Joining FTC Crackdown On Harrasing Debt Collection ServicesIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining the Federal Trade Commission and other local law enforcement agencies in a crackdown on illegally aggressive debt collection services, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Judge Approves Refunds For Buyers Of Kevin Trudeau’s Diet BookThe Federal Trade Commission plans to start refunding customers duped into buying fraudster Kevin Trudeau’s diet book “as soon as possible” after a judge gave final approval to the plan, its lawyer said.
FTC Has Plan To Give Refunds To Buyers Of Trudeau Diet BookThe money will come from the approximately $8 million in Trudeau assets recovered by a receiver after Trudeau failed to pay a $37.6 million civil penalty levied by Gettleman in 2007.
FTC Wants To Start Handing Out Refunds For Kevin Trudeau’s Diet BookMore than $30 million may be missing from Kevin Trudeau’s empire. But a firm tasked by a federal judge with tracking down the TV pitchman’s fortune put its hands on more than $8 million. Now the FTC wants to use it to start refunding customers duped into buying Trudeau’s diet book by its “grossly deceptive marketing.”
Officials: Slow Justice At Fault In Chicago Man's Long ConThe Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed to change his ways, but authorities say he merely changed up his scheme.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.
FTC: Ban On Sunday Car Sales Is Bad For CompetitionThe Federal Trade Commission says the prohibition on Sunday automobile sales also makes it more difficult for drivers to shop around for the best deal.
After Night In Jail, 'Penniless' TV Pitchman Remembered Swiss AccountHe claimed he was “penniless and homeless.” But an overnight stay in federal jail seems to have had a remarkable effect on discredited TV pitchman and convicted felon Kevin Trudeau’s memory
Judge Won't Free TV Pitchman Trudeau From JailTV pitchman Kevin Trudeau must stay in jail a bit longer, after again failing to convince a judge he’s done all he can to disclose assets to pay off a $37 million fine.
Judge Orders TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Back To JailHe wouldn't talk, so it's back to jail for TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau for refusing to reveal where he's hidden millions in ill-gotten gains.
Former Informercial Pitchman Jailed, Accused Of Hiding Assets From CourtJudge Robert Gettleman told Trudeau, 50, of Oak Brook, “This is not an infomercial — you can’t talk your way out of this” after the TV pitchman made an impassioned plea for his freedom.
Feds Sue Text Message SpammersFederal authorities have filed a series of lawsuits against individuals and companies responsible for sending out unsolicited text messages offering free gift cards to popular stores.
FTC Sues Robocallers Over $30 Million ScamThe Federal Trade Commission has estimated hundreds of millions of dollars are being collected by robocall scams, and it has sued five companies to stop the practice.