Consumer fraud

May 27, 2020 - 9:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemmed from an investigation that began after The Associated Press reported on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a man walks by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The European Court of Justice said in a statement issued Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019, that “foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin.” with special labels indicating that provenance. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, FILE)
November 12, 2019 - 9:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision that was welcomed by rights groups but sparked anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that when products come from an Israeli...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, is an AT&T retail store in Miami. AT&T will pay $60 million to settle the government’s allegation that it misled customers of unlimited-data plans by slowing down service for heavy users. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday, Nov. 5, that AT&T will automatically provide partial refunds to customers who signed up for unlimited wireless plans before 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 05, 2019 - 2:45 pm
AT&T will pay $60 million to settle the government's allegation that it misled customers of unlimited-data plans by slowing down service for heavy users. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that AT&T will automatically provide partial refunds to customers who signed up for unlimited...
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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims speaks during a media conference at the in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. The ACCC is taking Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was used. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 8:26 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian consumer watchdog on Tuesday took Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was used. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused Google of collecting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, speaks next to Gov. Gavin Newsom during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom requested Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that state Becerra investigate whether the retail gasoline industry is engaging in false advertising or price fixing to charge drivers more at the pump. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 21, 2019 - 8:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has asked the attorney general to investigate why the state's gas prices are so high, pointing to a new report suggesting big oil companies are "misleading and overcharging customers" by as much as $1 per gallon. Name brand retailers — including 76,...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
It's not yet last call for a New Jersey man's lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court erred when it denied class action status to Robert Cameron's lawsuit. The suit claims Cameron was "shocked"...
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FILE- In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is hoping a credit card will entice more iPhone owners to use Apple Pay. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
March 26, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card — there's no number on the front and the users' name is etched in metal. The card expands the company's digital Apple Pay...
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March 19, 2019 - 1:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending the animals are rescues. The lawsuit filed Monday seeks an injunction to...
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A pedestrian passes Valentine's day stuffed animals for sale ahead of the holiday in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that romance-related scams have surged recently and generated more losses than any other consumer fraud reported to the agency last year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 13, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Is it love? Maybe not. The FTC announced this week that romance-related scams have surged recently and generated more losses than any other consumer fraud reported to the agency last year. The number of these romance scams reported to the agency jumped from 8,500 in 2015 to more than 21,000 in 2018...
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January 30, 2019 - 8:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ghirardelli and Russell Stover have agreed to pay $750,000 in fines after prosecutors in California said they offered a little chocolate in a lot of wrapping. Prosecutors in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Fresno, Santa Cruz and Yolo counties sued the candy makers,...
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