Tag Archives: FTC

Some cell phone customers are getting refund checks from federal government; here’s why

If you ever got texts with your horoscope, celebrity gossip alerts, love tips, or “fun facts” but didn’t sign up for them, you could be getting some money in the mail. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week it’s sending 22,671 refund checks to cell phone customers who lost money to what’s known as “mobile […]

Nearly 4,000 Maine cars covered by VW settlement; how to claim your money

As part of the biggest false advertising case in the history of the Federal Trade Commission, Volkswagen will spend about $10 billion to compensate owners and lessees of VW and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars. This week the FTC announced an agreement to settle claims that VW rigged 475,000 vehicles because they didn’t meet emissions […]

Cactus juice company to refund millions after prickly health claims

On this hot and humid summer day here in Maine, let me offer you a delicious drink that relieves pain, improves breathing and respiratory problems, reduces joint and muscle swelling, and makes your skin look great, too. OK, maybe not. The Federal Trade Commission says health claims made by dietary supplement company TriVita, Inc., about […]