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2014-09-11 16:27:52

CEO Pat Morris Issues Statement Regarding the Real Work Done in Best Practices and the Resolution of Medical Accounts. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACA International, the largest trade group for the consumer debt collection industry, today responded to a report issued by the National Consumer Law Center titled "Strong Medicine Needed: What the CFPB Should Do to Protect Consumers from Unfair Collection and Reporting of Medical Debt." Following is a statement...

2014-09-11 16:24:40

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest health insurance companies in California have contributed $37 million to defeat Proposition 45, but are hiding from voters in deceptive new campaign advertising that violates disclosure laws and should be pulled from the radio, said Consumer Watchdog. Campaign disclosure law requires initiative committees to disclose the economic interests of their largest donors. The No on 45 committee never identifies...

2014-09-11 08:20:50

The expert panel will lead a class at the 7th annual Innovate conference, hosted by AutoStar Solutions, where auto dealers will learn how to prepare for investigations from the CFPB, FTC and state regulators. FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of auto dealer attorneys and former government regulators today advised car dealers of 10 separate strategies they must implement to avoid regulatory actions. The panel includes: -- Terrence O'Loughlin, Director of...

2014-09-10 23:04:24

Door-to-door home security sales agents have been using high-pressure or deceptive methods in locking homeowners into unethical contracts. DALLAS, TEXAS (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Fortress Security, a security and monitoring provider in Texas, reports that customers are seeing more door-to-door solicitors engaging in home security systems scams, particular strategies aimed at those who already have service in place. Jerrod Smith, founder and owner of Fortress Security, urges consumers to...

2014-09-10 16:29:13

Apple iPhone/mobile payments era poses threats and opportunities for consumers, especially those financially at risk WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two leading consumer organizations told the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today to issue rules so consumers can use mobile financial services without placing their privacy at risk or exposing themselves to new forms of predatory lending and other unfair practices. The groups--U.S. PIRG and the Center for...

2014-09-08 12:29:59

Commission Alleges That AbbVie Inc. and Besins Healthcare Inc. Filed Sham Lawsuits; AbbVie and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Entered Anticompetitive Agreement to Delay Generic Entry WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation's healthcare markets, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court charging several major pharmaceutical companies with illegally blocking American consumers' access to...

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2014-09-05 07:39:09

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google has agreed to refund 19 million dollars’ worth of in-app purchases made by children without their parents’ knowledge. The refunds will settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint similar to those against Apple and Amazon earlier this year. Google has offered in-app purchases to Android users since 2011, but are deemed not to have been vigilant enough in ensuring that children could not make purchases on their...

2014-09-04 12:28:05

FTC Order Requires Google to Change its Mobile App Billing Practices to Ensure Consumers' Consent is Obtained Before Charges Levied WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google Inc. has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store for use on Android mobile devices. Under the terms of the...

2014-08-19 20:24:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to news of Blue Shield's new $2.5 - $8 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' new stadium, Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking for an investigation of "Blue Shield's abuse of its non-profit status" and for immediate steps to "block any additional wasteful spending that robs taxpayers and average California patients of their financial health." November ballot...

2014-08-06 08:41:33

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has joined with six other consumer privacy organizations in calling for President Obama to propose strong privacy legislation in the groups' comments on the White House report on "big data." "Enacting baseline privacy legislation that implements a strong and resonant Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR) is the single most effective way to answer the public's call for basic online privacy rights, ensure...


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