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FTC Approves iKeepSafe COPPA “Safe Harbor” Oversight Program

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the Safe Harbor Program of iKeepSafe, also known as the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, as a safe harbor oversight program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and...

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Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years for Identity Theft

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The owner of Edge Auto Sales, an auto dealership with locations in Blue Springs and Independence, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for multiple felony convictions related to an extensive identify theft scheme he ran out of his dealerships.Morrow...

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Used-Car Dealership Vanishes

HENDERSON, Nev. — Last month, a used-car lot called The Car Depot closed its doors without notice, leaving customers who got loans directly through the dealership unable to make their payments, reported ABC’s Nevada affiliate, ABC 13.The Car Depot did...

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GM’s subprime auto lending draws attention of U.S. investigators

Federal prosecutors are asking questions about the practices of GM's financing unit, subpoenaing the company in the midst of a resurgence in U.S. auto sales fueled partly by a subprime lending boom. ... Read More »

GM prices ’15 mid-sized pickups up to $10,000 below big trucks

The new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized pickups will be priced about $8,000 to $10,000 less than comparably equipped models of their larger showroom siblings, the Silverado and Sierra. ... Read More »

California prepares for hydrogen fuel stations

Now that Toyota and other automakers are preparing to introduce fuel-cell vehicles in California, entrepreneurs are starting to build a network of hydrogen fuel stations. ... Read More »

Defendant Behind ‘Six Figure Program’ Work-at-Home Scheme Settles FTC Charges

Banned From Selling Business and Work-at-Home Opportunities The final defendant charged by the Federal Trade Commission in a business opportunity scheme that he falsely claimed would enable consumers to earn a significant income by affiliate...

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Fuel regs will stymie industry after 2018, NADA economist says

The federal targets for higher vehicle fuel efficiency will curb the industry's ability to sell more cars after the end of this decade, a leading economist predicts. ... Read More »

GM plans to launch more diesel vehicles in U.S.

General Motors will launch more cars and light trucks with diesel engines in the United States in the coming years. ... Read More »

FTC Sends More Than $16 Million in Refunds to Consumers Harmed by Tax Relief Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks totaling more than $16 million to 18,571 consumers who paid money to American Tax Relief, which bilked financially distressed consumers by falsely claiming it could reduce their tax debts. Under a settlement,...

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