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State To Receive Settlement Over Phone Charges

Washington state will receive more than $807,000 under a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC over unauthorized phone charges.

CBS Seattle–10/08/2014

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FTC To Retailers: Drop Your Caffeinated Drawers

If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.

10/01/2014

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FTC Sues Amazon

The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it wouldn’t settle with the FTC over the charges

CBS Seattle–07/10/2014

Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon Vows FTC Lawsuit Over Millions In Unauthorized Child Purchases

Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.

07/03/2014

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FTC Says T-Mobile Made ‘Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars’ In Bogus Charges

The Federal Trade Commission claims Bellevue-based mobile giant T-Mobile has been placing hidden charges in phone bills for a premium texting service that was never authorized by customers.

CBS Seattle–07/01/2014

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Family Accused Of Placing $70 Million In Bogus Charges On Customer Phone Bills

A Montana family is accused of placing $70 million in bogus charges on customer phone bills since 2008.

01/21/2013

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Idaho Woman, Accused Of Internet Scam, Hiding After $163M Federal Judgment

A former Idaho woman believed to be hiding in the Caribbean owes the U.S. government $163 million after a civil judgment earlier this year stemming from an alleged Internet scam.

12/09/2012

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