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3 Enforcement Priorities For State AGs In 2018

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2018 is, once again, an election year! State attorney general campaigns will be in full swing with 31 elections, of which 10 are open seats, including big-state races in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and the most competitive per-capita primary in South Dakota. In addition, next year triggers up to three gubernatorial appointments among Alaska, Wyoming … Continue reading this entry

State AGs and FTC Combine Forces for Consumer Protection

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A dozen bipartisan State Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently instigated a medieval siege dubbed “Operation Game of Loans” against alleged student loan relief scams.  This coordinated nationwide enforcement effort targets companies charging upfront fees to consumers for promises  of relief from student loan debt – currently estimated to involve $95 million … Continue reading this entry

State AGs May Turn Up Enforcement Under Trump

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With the incoming Trump Administration, regulatory and enforcement priorities for federal agencies are expected to change, and in response state Attorneys General will surely step into perceived gaps. Over the past eight years, state AGs have joined in significant joint federal-state enforcement often following the lead of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade … Continue reading this entry

State AGs Urge FTC to Strengthen Telemarketing Sales Rule

This week, 38 state Attorneys General (AGs) submitted comments to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the AGs called for a number of new requirements as part of the FTC’s rule review. The letter is led by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Pennsylvania Attorney General … Continue reading this entry

The Federal Trade Commission Counters Credit Monitoring Ads - With Its Own Ads

Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”), consumers are entitled to one free credit report per year from each of the three national consumer credit reporting companies. Unless you live under a rock (or without television), you have undoubtedly seen the ubiquitous commercials run by freecreditreport.com that portray an unfortunate group of musicians … Continue reading this entry