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T-Mobile To Pay Feds $48 Million For Failing to Adequately Disclose “Unlimited Data Plan” Restrictions

October 20, 2016
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 The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a fine and provide benefits to consumers totaling at least $48 million as part of a settlement resolving an investigation into whether the company adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for its “unlimited” data plan subscribers. The FCC’s investigation found that company policy allows...

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Drug Company Falsely Claimed Connecticut Patients Had Cancer, Feds Allege

October 18, 2016
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Drug Company Falsely Claimed Connecticut Patients Had Cancer, Feds Allege

By Lisa Chedekel  A former executive of Insys Therapeutics has been criminally charged for leading a special “reimbursement unit” at the company that defrauded insurers into paying for a potent opioid pain medication by falsely claiming patients had cancer and other conditions needed for pre-approval. Elizabeth Gurrieri, a former manager of reimbursement services for...

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Feds Sue Credit Repair Company For Misleading Consumers And Charging Illegal Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the credit repair company Prime Marketing Holdings, LLC, which allegedly charged consumers a series of illegal advance fees as well as misrepresented the cost and effectiveness of its services. The CFPB is seeking to halt the company’s harmful conduct...

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FRAUDULENT MAGAZINE SALES COMPANIES RESURFACE IN CONNECTICUT

July 29, 2016
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The Department of Consumer Protection has become aware that fraudulent door to door magazine companies may be resurfacing this summer, in particular in the New London area. The difference between this scam and many others is that members of these magazine sales crews are often victims of the scam themselves.  Almost all crew members...

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