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$187 MILLION Pocketed by 4 Cancer Charities

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has joined attorneys general in every state in accusing four cancer charities, run by extended members of the same family, of lying to donors, collecting

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint at the Federal Trade Commission last year. So far in 2015, the data breach problem that drives so many identity-related crimes has gotten worse. The massive compromises at Anthem and...Show More Summary

Cancer Charities Charged With $187 Million Fraud for Using Funds on Jet Skis, Online Dating

In the hierarchy of awfulness: fraud is generally bad, charity fraud is particularly appalling, but cancer charity fraud? While you think of a way to describe it, the Federal Trade Commission has been busy going after a family of fraudsters...Show More Summary

Cancer Charity Scam a Cautionary Tale to Givers

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released information on an investigation of four fraudulent cancer charities that used $187 million in donations to pay for vehicles, gym memberships, Jet Ski excursions, subscriptions...Show More Summary

Federal Trade Commission files complaint against four cancer charities alleging $187 million fraud

The Federal Trade Commission filed a 148 page complaint against four cancer charities yesterday accusing them of diverting $187 million contributed by donors to the founders of the charities and their family members to pay for vitally necessary personal items, such as cars and luxury cruises. Charitable contributions also were diverted for all-expense paid trips...

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The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the system of franchising used by fast food companies, charging that it is designed to hold down wages unfairly. The union, which has been pushing to boost the pay of low-wage fast-food workers, said the current structure gives too much power […]

Major Cancer Charities Sent Out Ibuprofen And Toys As “Aid” To Terminal Patients

In a massive scam that hurt both those who donated money and those cancer patients that were supposed to receive the benefits of the money donated, the Federal Trade Commission and attorney generals in all 50 states, as well as the District...Show More Summary

Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused of Providing Explicit, Profane Content to Children

Google is accused of providing potentially harmful content to childen through its YouTube Kids app, with a number of children’s advocacy groups on Tuesday updating a complaint about the app with the Federal Trade Commission, the Los Angeles Times reports....

$187 million cancer charities scam: 5 reasons why it took the feds so long to catch on

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The Federal Trade Commission's civil complaint against a group of four cancer philanthropies alleging that they bilked donors out of $187 million sent a chill through the nonprofit community. The government alleged that the scheme was...Show More Summary

Feds: Scammers Ran 4 'Sham' Cancer Charities

A more accurate name for the Cancer Fund of America would be the Reynolds Family Luxury Fund, according to federal investigators who say they have uncovered one of the biggest charity frauds on record. A Federal Trade Commission complaint says the fund and three related charities—the Breast Cancer Society,...

Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Four cancer charities bilked unsuspecting donors out of $187 million, the Federal Trade Commission and all 50 states charged today, in what officials called one of the largest cases ever against charity fraud.Read full article >>

FTC Accuses Cancer Charities Of Stealing Nearly $200 Million

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were filing charges alleging that four cancer charities misled donors and stole nearly $200 million. In a complaint filed in the U.S. Show More Summary

'Sham' cancer charities stole $187 million in donations, government says

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have joined the Federal Trade Commission in a fraud lawsuit accusing four cancer charities of ripping off consumers to the tune of $187 million in donations, officials announced Tuesday.

Federal Trade Commission files complaint in one of the biggest charity fraud cases ever

A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states. Show More Summary

Advocacy groups say YouTube Kids App contains explicit, profane videos

Google came under fire Tuesday after a string of children's advocacy groups filed an update to their Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging the YouTube Kids App contains content that "would be extremely disturbing" and "potentially harmful" for young children.

People Ain’t Isht: Feds File Lawsuit Claiming That 4 Major Cancer Charities Have Scammed Donors Out Of $187 Million

Cancer Charities Charged With Scamming $187 Million From Donors Via NBCNews Let the donor beware: A federal lawsuit alleges four cancer charities have scammed consumers out of more than $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in all

U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu Introduces Federal Bill That Would Ban Ex-Gay Reparative Therapy

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

LGBT conversion therapy would be considered fraud and outlawed in all 50 states through the Federal Trade Commission under a proposal introduced by a California Democrat on Tuesday. As a member of the California Legislature, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu authored...

FTC sides with Apple, other parties concerned with privacy of RadioShack customer data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has intervened in the bankruptcy court dispute over the sale of RadioShack customer data, spelling out conditions it feels are needed to protect personal privacy.

US FTC Urges Michigan To Allow Direct Sales Of Cars

Originally published on EV Obsession. In the latest twist in the Tesla Motors vs car dealerships saga, the US Federal Trade Commission recently came out pretty strongly in support of Tesla’s direct sales model — even going so far asShow More Summary

SEIU seeks federal investigation of franchise industry

By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune The Service Employees International Union on Monday said it has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the franchise industry, seeking information on how some of the world's biggest franchise operators, including McDonald's, set the terms of their business models.

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