DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has stopped another magazine company and its owners from deceiving consumers in order to secure magazine subscriptions. Subscriber Services Inc., owner David Keown and office manager, Marsha Ness are now barred by a court order from tricking Coloradans into believing that they will receive a $250 voucher and three free magazines in exchange for purchasing one magazine at a bargain price. The court found that these business practices violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.
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DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and nine other state attorneys general, announced a $500,000 settlement to resolve state and federal violations of no-call laws. Billions of illegal robocalls were made on behalf of Caribbean Cruise Line (CCL) that generated millions of dollars in illegal cruise vacation sales.
DENVER - In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office unveiled its annual list of the top ten consumer complaints. During the 2014 calendar year, consumers filed 9,568 complaints and inquiries. This represents a 10% increase in complaints and inquiries from the 8,654 complaints filed in 2013.
DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ordered a debt settlement company using the name World Law to cease certain operations in the state.
Hundreds of Colorado consumers paid sizeable amounts to entities using the trade names World Law Direct, World Law Debt, World Law Group and World Law Processing. Consumers believed the entities would provide legal representation while settling their debts at a discount. The entities advertised through websites such as www.worldlawdebtassistance.com and www.worldlawdirect.com.
State-Federal Agreement Totaling $1.375 Billion Resolves Allegations S&P Inflated Ratings for Risky Mortgage Investments
DENVER —Adam Shryock, the founder of the fake charity fundraiser Boobies Rock!, Inc. will serve an additional six months in jail for contempt of court.
DENVER–The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is warning people to beware of a debt collection scam in which people pose as law enforcement officials or government agencies. Consumer complaints to the Attorney General reveal a sharp increase in Coloradans receiving threatening phone calls and emails from this particular fraudulent debt collector scam. By using personally identifiable information, including Social Security Numbers, the caller attempts to collect on alleged payday loan debt.
DISH Accused of Misleading Customers Over Price for Satellite Service
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced civil law enforcement actions against foreclosure law firms Robert J. Hopp & Associates and The Hopp Law Firm, including its principal Robert Hopp and affiliated title company National Title, and The Vaden Law Firm, including its principal Wayne Vaden and affiliated title company City Park Title. The firms and their affiliated businesses are accused of inflating foreclosure costs charged to homeowners and others in violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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