FTC ANNOUNCES CRACKDOWN ON DECEPTION, FRAUD, IN AUTOMOBILE SALES, FINANCIAL AND LEASING.

The Federal Trade Commission and 32 law enforcement partners today announced the results of Operation Ruse Control, a nationwide and cross-border crackdown to protect consumers when purchasing or leasing a car, encompassing 252 enforcement actions. The six new FTC cases include more than $2.6 million in monetary judgments. There were 187 enforcement actions which include both [...]

ANTI-AGING SKIN CREAM

Our office is looking into deception and fraud claims involving anti-aging skin cream.  http://e-tvonline.com/wedding/luxurious/report.php  Some promote impressive results in a short time and celebrity endorsements.  However, some companies have reported complaints including unexpected charges. We provide a free consultation to discuss your rights and remedies. *the picture displayed above is not from the company.

Cash for Gold Fraud

The Division of Consumer Affairs found extensive fraud in the cash for gold business. the urban crackdown resulted in nearly 10,000 citations for alleged, civil violations of State consumer protection laws at 71 jewelry stores, pawn shops, and other locations.  In addition, officers confiscated 35 scales that were of types not approved for cash-for-gold transactions, [...]

Overcharging and Deception at Auto Parts Store

A New Jersey investigation found overcharging and misleading advertising at auto parts stores. The State said,  "The investigation, undertaken early last year, found that seven AutoZone stores in Newark, Carteret, Elizabeth, Linden, Flemington, and Plainfield, failed to plainly mark the total selling price on some merchandise." http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/Pages/03292016.aspx.  A consent order was later executed.  http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/PressAttachments/03292016_AutoZone_att.pdf The Division [...]

Used Computer & Cellphone Trade-in-Deception

consumers popped their gear in the mail and waited for the defendants to make good on their offer. But once the company had consumers’ equipment in hand, they dropped their buyback price to as little as pennies on the dollar – sometimes just 3%-10% of the original quote.