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  • FTC returns $3M to customers who bought bogus cactus juice

    May 15, 2015 4:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal authorities say they are sending $3 million in checks to consumers who bought a cactus-based fruit drink from TriVata Inc. based on bogus health claims. The Federal Trade Commission settled charges against Trivata in July alleging that the company's informercials and advertisements deceived customers about the benefits... more »
  • FTC takes DirecTV to court, alleges deceptive advertising

    March 11, 2015 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming. The Federal Trade Commission has charged DirecTV Inc. with deceptively advertising a discounted 12-month programming package. Consumers weren't clearly told that the package... more »
  • FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data

    October 28, 2014 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use... more »
  • FTC: AT&T to pay $105M for bogus wireless charges

    October 8, 2014 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million to settle government charges that the company unlawfully billed wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges - a practice known as cramming. The multi-agency settlement includes $80 million in customer refunds and $20 million in... more »

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