Tax collection fraud is already very common. Some reports indicate that millions have been called since just 2013, with around 10,000 people paying some $55,000,000 in taxes.
A man is being sued for creating and selling what he claims is "drinkable" sunscreen. It's called Osmosis Skincare and Harmonized Water. He says that it helps to protect those who drink it from UV rays, even though it's not applied to the skin, by using "form radio frequencies called scalar waves."
Being the target of fraud is extremely frustrating. You're outraged that you were wronged, and you want to work hard to protect your rights. The type of fraud that targeted you could have been:
The Trump administration, backed by GOP-majorities in Congress, has the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in its crosshairs.
It's one thing to make a defective product, one that inherently puts people at risk due to a poor design or poor manufacturing. It's quite another to then try to cover up these defects so that sales aren't impacted -- and to avoid an expensive re-design -- which increases the risk to consumers.
Some have said that few types of fraud are as old as marketing fraud. When a product is misrepresented to get sales, it can often constitute fraud. For example, selling sugar pills and claiming they're 100 percent guaranteed to cure a cold or warts or a fever is fraud, but this type of thing has happened forever.
Minnesota-based TCF National Bank is in hot water with the authorities, facing accusations of fraud. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action to combat the bank's questionable overdraft program.
The elderly are often targeted with scams and fraud. In fact, a study carried out by MetLife looked at the numbers from 2010 and found that those over the age of 59 lost a total of $2.9 billion that year alone. On top of that, the Federal Trade Commission looked at telemarketing scams and discovered that 80 percent of them were aimed at people over 60. Why is this?
A judge ruled that the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University both have to pay back students who were defrauded. Over 1,200 students should get money back for their tuition.
The bait and switch is an advertising gimmick that is illegally used to scam consumers. Essentially, a store will advertise a sale on one item, but then they won't actually sell you that item if you come into the store.