Consumer fraud

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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FILE - In this photo taken on Feb. 15, 2013, a person stands at Spanghero meat company in Castelnaudary, southern France. Four people are going on trial in Paris over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. (AP Photo/Bruno Martin, File)
January 21, 2019 - 9:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Six years after the "Horsegate" scandal broke, four people went on trial in Paris on Monday over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. The defendants at the trial, which is expected to...
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January 09, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Super Bowl tickets don't figure to get any easier to come by — or any cheaper, probably — after a court ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by a fan against the National Football League. New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that the NFL didn't violate state consumer fraud laws with its ticketing...
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FILE - In this his June 27, 2012 file photo, Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President of Engineering, talks about Google Plus at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Nearly two dozen consumer, privacy and public health groups are urging U.S. regulators to investigate whether children are being endangered by deceptive apps in Google’s app store for Android smartphones. A complaint filed Dec. 19, 2018, with the FTC alleges Google’s Play store is harming kids by allowing apps that break privacy laws, contain adult content or include manipulative advertising in a section designed for young children. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
December 19, 2018 - 12:31 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen consumer, privacy and public health groups are urging U.S. regulators to investigate whether children are being endangered by deceptive apps in Google's app store for smartphones running on its Android software. The 102-page complaint filed Wednesday with the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2014, file photo, a sign for NFL football's Super Bowl XLVIII stands in front of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Lawyers for the National Football League argued before New Jersey's Supreme Court on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, against claims that their ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium violated state consumer fraud laws. A New Jersey man sued after he said he had to pay a substantially higher price on the secondary market because the NFL made only 1 percent of the tickets available in a lottery. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 27, 2018 - 2:56 pm
The National Football League defended itself Thursday against charges that its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl violated New Jersey's consumer fraud law, in arguments before the state Supreme Court that reached a granular level with disputes over words in the statute including "the" and "...
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EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova talks to journalists during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. European Union officials say Airbnb has agreed to clarify its pricing and booking system in response to complaints that they could mislead consumers. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 20, 2018 - 6:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's lack of action in complying with the bloc's demands to be more transparent with users about their data. EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova said she's still waiting for results...
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August 10, 2018 - 9:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City banker who hawked elderly customers' personal identifying information in a scheme to raid their accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. A judge on Friday has also ordered Peter Persaud to fork over $17,500 in proceeds from his crimes...
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Surrounded by ice, commercial fishing boats are docked in their slips after more than a week's worth of frigid weather froze the harbor in Lake Montauk in Montauk, N.Y., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Only a few commercial boats remain in Montauk harbor during the winter months fishing for species such as porgy, tilefish, monkfish and black sea bass. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 14, 2018 - 6:13 am
MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:45 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The AMP's chief executive stepped down on Friday following revelations that Australia's largest wealth manager charged customers for financial services they never received and misled the industry watchdog. Craig Meller has become the first corporate casualty of a...
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March 06, 2018 - 8:01 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware-based auto service contract company is under investigation following complaints from customers around the country. The News Journal reports that a recorded message at American Standard Auto Protection in Wilmington informed callers Friday that the company would no...
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