Minnesota Sues Fleet Financial Mortgage unit accused of giving customer data to telemarketers, then letting telemarketers put charges on customer accounts.
Providian Settles Consumer Class Actions Agrees to pay $105 million. Says it will clean up its act ... again.
Class Action Suit Filed Against DeVry Suit charges DeVry Institute of Technology fails to prepare students for high-tech jobs.
Spam Artists Settle FTC Charges "Work-at-home opportunity" was really a pyramid scheme, FTC charges.
Goodyear May Be Next NHTSA is reportedly about to open a probe into potential defects on Goodyear truck tires.
Bridgestone/Firestone Agrees to Extend Recall State Attorneys General win agreement to replace 1.4 million more tires.
FDA Warns Against Using TRIAC. "Fat burner" implicated in heart attacks, strokes, other medical problems.
Three Imprisoned in Upfront Loan Scheme Defendants charged $99 fee for a "credit card" that didn't exist.
Paralegal Training Scheme Sidelined Work-at-home "opportunity" mostly a way to lose money, Federal Trade Commission charges.
Home-based Business Promoters Penalized Two firms that used high-pressure tactics to sell work-at-home schemes have been ordered to pay a penalty.
Florida Consumers Sue Allstate Potential class-action suit says Allstate overcharges motorists who've had accidents or moving violations.
Study Finds Ford Explorer More Likely to Roll Over Regardless of TiresWashington Post story based on study of accident records.
$37.5 Million Judgment Against Porn Site Falsified credit card charges.
New Travel Site Hopes to Hotwire Priceline Hotwire offers similar pay-in-advance "secret" cheap tix
Debt Collector Hit With $2 Million Penalty Performance Capital Reported Incorrect Data to Credit Bureaus
Action Loan to Pay Penalty for Violations Subprime lender violated Truth In Lending Act
Playgirl.com Accused of Scamming Web Surfers "Free" sites not so free.
FTC Goes After More Travel Scams "Free" trips include undisclosed sales pitches.
Congressional Hearings Likely on Firestone Tire Recall Ford in stronger position with GOP influentials.
Rollover Fears Led to Lower Inflation of Firestones on Ford Ford feared Explorer would roll over at higher inflation rates.
CarOrder.com folds its Web site Car cartel successful in blocking Web dealers.
Heilig-Meyers Furniture Files for Bankruptcy Chain specialized in lower-income customers.
Class Action Against United Airlines United allegedly selling tickets on flights it knows will probably be canceled.
Firestone Recalls ATX Tires Nearly 50 deaths blamed on defects.
Neurologist Sues Motorola, Bell Atlantic Claims Cell Phones Caused His Brain Tumor
Adult Web Sites Billed For "Free" Content FTC settlement requires paybacks.
Consumers Learning PayPal Offers Few Protections Against Fraud Online payment system lacks protections of checks, credit cards.
Fraudulent prize promoters nabbed "It's your lucky day!"
Online pharmacies charged False advertising, credit and privacy abuses alleged.
Nader Wants Credit Consumer Bill of Rights Settlement with Providian just a start, Green Party candidate contends.
$300 Million Providian Settlement Bank agrees to make restitution to 3 million customers.
Airlines launching Hotwire to compete with Priceline New site will not require bidding.
Cell Phone Safety: An Editorial Use headset to get antenna away from head.
Study Finds Tomatoes Lower Cancere Risk Effect most pronounced in prostate cancer.
Pharmacy Errors Cause 7,000 Deaths Per Year Number expected to rise because of shortage of pharmacists.
Phony Auction Scam Shut Down Companies sold "information packs" about government auctions, supposed job opportunities.
LoanGiant targets subprime market with free PCs, Internet deals Critics say it preys on inner-city poor.
Class action raises questions about credit card banks Are they banks or aren't they?
Major Illness Frequent Cause of Bankruptcy Under-insurance, job loss, consumer debt all factors.
Alpine and EcoQuest Face Contempt Charges FTC says health claims for air cleaners are unproven.
Office Supply Scam Shut Down Businesses were billed for unordered supplies.
Phone Scam Hits Adult Site Viewers X-site surfers get massive long-distance bills.
Ford Warranty Extension Leaves Many Questions Unanswered Other models with same engine not covered.
Business Scams on the Rise Feds and states team up to nab 68 scam artists.
Trans Union Ordered to Stop Selling Consumer Data FTC says company violates the law, company says it doesn't.
Publishers Clearing House In Court Again More than 30 states are suing PCH, claiming it misleads consumers.
Alpine Gets Day in Court, Loses A federal judge has ordered Alpine to stop making unsupported claims about its air purifiers.
Credit Agencies Charged The big three credit agaencies agree to pay big settlements and open their phone lines to consumers.
Targets Illegal Muscle Relaxant, Sleep Enhancer
"GBL" implicated in six deaths, many medical emergencies.