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July 1, 2014
The FTC alleges that T-Mobile received anywhere from 35 to 40 percent of the total amount charged to consumers for subscriptions for content such as flirting tips, horoscope information or celebrity gossip that typically cost $9.99 per month. According to the FTC’s complaint, T-Mobile in some cases continued to bill its customers for these services offered by scammers years after becoming aware of signs that the charges were fraudulent.
FTC Alleges T-Mobile Crammed Bogus Charges onto Customers’ Phone Bills
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September 28, 2011

Reebok’s EasyTone shoes didn’t exactly have a kick-butt day

  • claim In 2009, Reebok launched these shoes called EasyTones, which they said would help you exercise while merely walking around. They also claimed they would make your butt and legs get toned. Kim Kardashian wore them.
  • rebuttal However, consumers saw through these shady claims, as did the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, which led to a settlement for the fairly massive sum of $25 million bucks. Butt-toning never cost so much. source
21:14 // 2 years ago
December 1, 2010

Federal Trade Commission: We should have a “Do not track” button

  • positive In the wake of the Facebook scandal over Rapleaf, the FTC is recommending that there’s a “do not track” button for Web users.
  • negative They’re only recommending it, not pushing for legislation to make it happen. Instead, they plan to offer suggestions to companies. source
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