Consumer Protection Branch at work

Yesterday, I received an email from the Consumer Protection Branch at the U.S. Department of Justice with links to recent announcements from that office. Here is what DOJ's consumer lawyers were up to in November:

November 21, 2014 – United States Files Enforcement Action Against Michigan Sandwich Company and Co-Owner to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Products

 November 19, 2014 – Justice Department Files Enforcement Actions to Shut Down "Psychic" Mail Fraud Schemes

 November 13, 2014 – District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against California Dietary Supplement Company and Chief Executive Officer to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Products

November 13, 2014 – Vascular Solutions Inc. and its CEO Charged with Selling Unapproved Medical Devices and Conspiring to Defraud the United States

 November 7, 2014 – Virginia Resident Indicted in Connection with Fraudulent Lottery Scheme Based in Jamaica


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  1. JDoe says:

    for same time period, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection announced the following consumer protection matters:
    Nov 21, 2014
    FTC Concludes Review of AgeCheq’s Initial Proposed COPPA Verifiable Parental Consent Method
    Nov 20, 2014
    FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Changes to Used Car Rule
    Nov 20, 2014
    FTC Halts Advance Fee Recovery Scheme Targeting Victims of Timeshare Resale and Investment Scams
    Nov 19, 2014
    FTC Will Keep Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule
    Nov 19, 2014
    FTC Obtains Court Orders Temporarily Shutting Down Massive Tech Support Scams
    Nov 19, 2014
    FTC, Illinois, and Ohio Stop Scheme That Offered ‘Free’ Credit Scores, Then Charged Consumers for Credit Monitoring Programs They Never Ordered
    Nov 18, 2014
    FTC Approves Final Consent Settling Charges that Made in USA Brand, LLC Deceived Consumers
    Nov 17, 2014
    TRUSTe Settles FTC Charges it Deceived Consumers Through Its Privacy Seal Program
    Nov 13, 2014
    Settlement with the FTC and Florida Attorney General Stops Operations that Used Robocalls to Fraudulently Pitch Medical Alert Devices to Seniors
    Nov 12, 2014
    FTC Alleges Debt Brokers Illegally Exposed Personal Information of Tens of Thousands of Consumers on the Internet
    Nov 10, 2014
    FTC Approves Final Orders Banning Two Companies From Making Unsubstantiated Slimming Claims for Shapewear Undergarments

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