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FTC Drops Hammer on SPAM Email Marketing and Unsubstantiated Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Marketer

The FTC has announced that three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using unlawful SPAM email, false weight-loss claims and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.  Terms of the settlement also prohibits the defendants from the deceptive advertising and marketing tactics alleged in the complaint. […]

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Changes to TCPA Related-Issues Likely Under Next Chairman of FCC

On January 23, 2017, President Trump appointed Commissioner Ajit Pai to serve as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Pai was appointed to the FCC in 2012 and has vehemently criticized the FCC on TCPA rulings and orders.  Many believe that his appointment will result in significant changes to the FCC’s position on […]

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Soon to be illegal to punish customers who criticize businesses online

Congress has just passed a law further protecting the right of the US consumer, essentially saying it is A-OK to post negative reviews or slander online in regards to a particular business without fear of that business seeking some sort of retaliation. The bipartisan Consumer Review Fairness Act was passed by a unanimous consent in […]

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Bitcoin is Again Real Money – According to US Judge

According to a federal judge, Bitcoin is money.  The court decision came in this past Monday in a decision linked to a criminal case over hacking attacks against JP Morgan Chase & Co.  This contradicts the previous ruling by a Miami judge who stated the virtual currency could not be classified as money. The judge […]

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FTC Announces Telemarketer Fees for the Do Not Call Registry to Increase in 2017

  The FTC recently announced that 2017 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will increase from 2016, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice. All telemarketers calling consumers in the United States are required to download the numbers on the DNC Registry to ensure they do […]

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Debt Settlement Industry Remains in Regulatory Crosshairs Following Recent Sweep

In the wake of a federal and state enforcement sweep dubbed Operation Mis-Modification, the principals of a mortgage relief operation and their companies have been banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business pursuant to court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC charged the Florida-based operation with a scheme that […]

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Bitcoin Not Considered Currency, As Ruled by Judge

On Monday a court in Miami, Florida threw out criminal charges against a man accused of illegally selling Bitcoin. The judge stated the virtual currency cannot be classified as money. The defendant, Michell Espinoza from Miami Beach, was charged with illegally selling and laundering $1,500 worth of the virtual currency in a deal with customers […]

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