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July 16, 2008

Suit alleges Defendant Paul Gluchanicz sold names of Iowans who sent $20 “administration” fee thinking they had won huge cash prizes. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a consumer fraud lawsuit Friday alleging that a Pennsylvania direct-mail operator deceived especially older Iowans into thinking they had won cash prizes worth...

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July 16, 2008

Callers pose as utility employees and insist on payment “to prevent disconnection.” Des Moines. Iowans are receiving phone calls in which the callers -- falsely -- claim to be from the utility company, and claim that the customers’ utility service will be disconnected very soon unless they make a payment...

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July 15, 2008

AG's environmental lawsuit alleged water pollution violations at North-Iowa egg-production facility with up to 5.7 million chickens. Golden Oval Eggs, LLC, a North-Iowa egg-production facility with a capacity of millions of chickens, has been ordered to pay a $200,000 environmental civil penalty for violating its wastewater discharge limits at its...

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July 2, 2008

Miller warns consumers to beware of a growing number of schemes that ask victims to wire money to con artists (DES MOINES) MoneyGram has agreed to take steps aimed at reducing the growing number of consumer fraud schemes that rely on wire transfers to fleece U.S. consumers. “All kinds of...

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July 1, 2008

UPDATE March 19, 2010: Judge dissolves United Youth Careers, prohibits any door-to-door solicitations. [Go to: A.G. news release 3-19-10.] Leaders of group that goes door-to-door for donations “exploited this non-profit corporation for their own private monetary gain,” Miller says. Des Moines. United Youth Careers, Inc. -- a group that sends...

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