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Manhattan Club Owners Ordered To Stop Selling Timeshares Following Fraud Charges

July 25, 2014
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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that he obtained a court order halting sales of timeshare interests at the Manhattan Club, a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The order by a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice requires that the club’s principals, Ian Bruce Eichner, Leslie H. Eichner, and Stuart P. Eichner, testify...

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CFPB Accepting Consumer Complaints ON Prepaid Cards and Additional Nonbank Products

Nonbank Products Include Debt Settlement and Credit Repair Services, Pawn and Title Loans The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is now accepting complaints from consumers encountering problems with prepaid cards, such as gift cards, benefit cards, and general purpose reloadable cards. Consumers can also...

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Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

July 25, 2014
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Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad, the company uses the local courts near its Virginia headquarters to file suits by the thousands. by Paul Kiel LaShonda...

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TicketNetwork Settles Complaint Of Unfair Trade Practices

July 24, 2014
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 State of Connecticut and Federal Trade Commission File Federal Complaint, Consent Order against TicketNetwork and Partners for Unfair Trade Practices Companies Required to Make Clear That They are Not Venue Box Offices The Office of the Attorney General, at...

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ACE Cash Express Fined For Illegal Debt Collection Tactics

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken enforcement action against ACE Cash Express, one of the largest payday lenders in the United States, for pushing payday borrowers into a cycle of debt. The CFPB found that ACE used...

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Attorneys General Sue 5-Hour Energy Claiming False Advertisting

July 22, 2014
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Attorneys general is three states have sued energy drink 5-hour Energy claiming that the popular product falsely claims that ingredients other that caffeine are giving users a boost. The company claims that B-vitamins, amino acids, nutrients – besides caffeine...

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Connecticut Issues Second Consumer Alert about IRS Telephone Scam

July 21, 2014
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The Department of Consumer Protection and Office of the Attorney General continue to receive complaints and inquiries from consumers worried about telephone calls in which the caller claims to be an official from the IRS and attempts to solicit...

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Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

July 21, 2014
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Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn. by Julia Angwin (David Sleight/ProPublica) This story was co-published with Mashable. A new, extremely persistent type...

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Long ER Stays For Connecticut Kids In Crisis On The Rise

July 19, 2014
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Long ER Stays For Connecticut Kids In Crisis On The Rise

By: Lisa Chedekel Just a few years ago, it was rare that children with mental health problems would spend two or more nights in the emergency room at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Only 40 children stayed that long in...

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