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3 years 1 month ago

Tax-related ID theft complaints on rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says the number of identity theft complaints involving tax and wage fraud is soaring even as law enforcement agencies are trying to crack down on the problem. Federal Trade Commission officials tell The Associated Press that 24 percent of the nearly 279,000 identity theft complaints...

3 years 6 months ago

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 by the Federal Trade Commission that it falsely advertised that its "toning" shoes...

4 years 7 months ago

Intel, FTC settle antitrust case

Intel has agreed to change some of its practices to settle a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging a decade of abuse. Intel is calling a truce in one of its last major antitrust battles over its behavior in the market for computer chips. Among the provisions in the tentative settlement,...

4 years 9 months ago

Fake collection agency calls may come from overseas

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Tuesday his office has received reports of fraudulent and threatening debt-collection calls. The calls often involve a supposed payday loan debt consumers have allegedly incurred. The callers, who resort to threatening tactics, use a variety of business names and have even invoked the Office...

5 years 3 months ago

Intel faces antitrust lawsuit from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Intel Corp., accusing the world's biggest chip maker of using its size to snuff out competition. The FTC says Intel, which makes the microprocessors that run personal computers, has shut rivals out of the marketplace. In the process, the FTC says Intel has deprived...

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