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More Than $973,000 Returned to Consumers Charged by NutraClick LLC for Unwanted Supplements and Beauty Products

The Federal Trade Commission is sending payments totaling more than $973,000 to 17,064 people who lost money after NutraClick LLC automatically enrolled them in unwanted membership programs for supplements and beauty products and misled consumers about when they had to cancel trial memberships to avoid monthly charges. The FTC will begin sending payments today by …

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New Job Scams on The Rise

Recent layoffs in industries like the tech sector have scammers fine-tuning their approaches to take advantage. They may advertise jobs online, sometimes setting up fake websites, or look for targets on social media — all to try to steal your money and personal information. Scammers may go to great lengths to get what they want. …

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Pyrex is in trouble for claiming its products are made in the USA

The FTC has accused Instant Brands, the owner of Pyrex, of falsely advertising their glassware as “proudly made in the USA” when some products were actually manufactured in China. This is a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act. The proposed settlement will prohibit further false claims and impose a monetary penalty for past deceptive …

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WealthPress Has to Pay 1.7 Million for Fraudulent Investment Advice

Search online for “trading” or “investments” and you’ll be bombarded with offers, often from self-proclaimed experts, guaranteeing you’ll make big money fast. But no one can truthfully make those kinds of guarantees. That includes WealthPress, a company the FTC says violated the law by making false earnings claims to convince people to buy its financial trading services. …

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Owners Challenge Dangerous Dog Designation and Euthanasia Order for Their Pet

Lopez v. Miami Dade County Code Enforcement, FlWSUPP 3009LOPE (Fla. 11th Cir. App. 2022) Isiana Lopez and Donovan Evans, the appellants, are appealing an order upholding a finding that their dog Jade qualifies as a dangerous dog under Section 5-22 of the Miami-Dade County Code. This would entitle Miami-Dade County to seize and euthanize the …

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In Florida a Debt Collector Must Obtain a License Prior to Filing Suit

Persolve Recoveries, LLC v. Sinkfield, 30 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 507a (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct. 2022) A debt collection case was brought by Persolve Recoveries, LLC against Allecia Sinkfield. Persolve failed to register with the Office of Financial Regulation prior to filing suit, which is a condition precedent to filing a suit under section 559.553(1) …

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2.9 Million Returned to Consumers Harmed by the Warrior Trading Investment Program

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is distributing payments of over $2.9 million to 20,402 individuals who were misled by Warrior Trading’s investment programs. Warrior Trading made false and unrealistic claims to sell a day trading system that did not deliver results for most customers. The FTC will send the payments via check and PayPal, and …

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FCCPA Civil Remedies

The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) regulates the collection of consumer debts within the state of Florida, and provides consumers with certain rights and protections. My previous answer described the remedies and damages that can be obtained under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) instead. The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) provides the …

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