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Rent-To-Own Business Aaron’s To Pay $28.4M To Settle Privacy Lawsuit

The nation’s second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California’s consumer protection and privacy laws.


The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The 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.


LA-Based Herbalife Faces FTC Inquiry

Los-Angeles based Herbalife is facing an inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission.


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Lawmakers Want To Know Whether Outlet Malls Are Misrepresenting Goods

Shoppers looking for a bargain often hunt outlets hoping to score quality designer brands for a fraction of the original price.


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4 SoCal Auto Dealers Settle With FTC Over Deceptive Advertising Charges

As part of a nationwide crackdown called Operation Steer Clear, the Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday four SoCal auto dealers agreed to settle deceptive advertising charges.

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Officials Warn Of Internet Scams In Wake Of Boston Marathon Bombings

Officials Friday warned the public to be wary of multiple fake charities in the wake of Monday’s deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.


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Feinstein Asks FTC To Investigate Gas Companies

Were those record California gas prices the result of collusion?


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Judge: POM Wonderful Claims To Treat, Prevent Serious Diseases Violated Federal Law

A judge is agreeing with the Federal Trade Commission that POM Wonderful is not as wonderful as they claim.


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Skechers Under Fire For ‘Deceiving’ Consumers With Shoe Ads

Shoemaker Skechers USA agreed to pay $40 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over claims made by the company regarding toning footwear.

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Reebok To Pay $25M Over Toning Shoe Claims

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Reebok will need to tone down advertising for its shoes that claim to reshape your backside. The athletic shoe and clothing company will pay $25 million in customer refunds to settle charges […]


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Google Confirms Launch Of FTC Antitrust Inquiry

Google is confirming that federal regulators have begun a formal antitrust review of its business practices.


Local Debt Collectors Accused Of Making Threatening Phone Calls

Nobody likes getting a call from a debt collector. But one local company is getting called out for allegations of threatening phone calls. And we’ve got the tape to prove it. Investigative Reporter David Goldstein has the story.

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Feds: LA Tax Relief Firm Scammed Thousands

Regulators have shut down a Beverly Hills company that they say cheated consumers out of $60 million offering help to settle their tax debt.