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Citizens Bank Fined For Ripping Off Customers

August 12, 2015
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Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) took action against Citizens Bank for failing to credit consumers the full amounts of their deposited funds. The bank kept money from deposit discrepancies when receipts did not match actual money...

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Ct Officials Warn Businesses about “Official” Reporting Scam

August 7, 2015
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Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about bogus forms being sent by the “Division of Corporate Services” seeking payment for an “Annual Records Statement,” alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law. A copy of the...

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Consumers’ Top 10 Complaints

Identity theft topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). Thirty-seven consumer agencies from twenty-one states participated in the survey, which asked about...

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Citibank To Pay $700 Million To Consumers For Illegal Credit Card Practices

Millions of Consumers Harmed by Bank’s Deceptive Marketing and Unfair Billing of Credit Card Add-On Products and Services, and Other Unlawful Practices The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Citibank, N.A. and its subsidiaries to provide an estimated $700 million in relief to eligible consumers harmed by illegal practices related to credit card...

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