FTC Brings The Thunder Down On Shysters

FTC Brings The Thunder Down On Shysters

The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are going all Batman on scam artists who bilk unemployed people by offering phone jobs and money-making schemes with Operation Short Change, a crackdown that involves dozens of cases in at least 13 states, USA Today reports:.

President Obama Meets With Credit Card Executives Today To Tell Them They Are Not Approved

President Obama Meets With Credit Card Executives Today To Tell Them They Are Not Approved

It’s a good week for consumer protection against abusive credit card practices. Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights, and this afternoon President Obama is meeting with officials from 14 credit card companies to tell them “that greater consumer protections are coming for their customers, with or without their cooperation.”