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September 24, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller has opened a civil investigation into foreclosure practices at Ally Financial, Inc., formerly GMAC Mortgage. On Thursday, Miller’s office formally requested information from Ally pertaining to its past and present foreclosure practices, and seeks more information about its Iowa foreclosure cases. “When someone’s...

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September 22, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller said Wednesday he is pleased with a federal plea agreement in a bank fraud case involving a now-defunct automotive dealership chain, in a case that began in 2004 with an investigation and state lawsuit initiated by the Consumer Protection Division. “This case began...

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September 13, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) An Arkansas professional fundraising company has agreed that it will follow certain conditions set by Attorney General Tom Miller if it plans to continue soliciting donations from Iowans. The Heritage Company, based in Sherwood, Arkansas, raises money on behalf of numerous organizations. According to recorded telephone solicitations...

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September 9, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller announced that an Urbandale magazine subscription telemarketing company has agreed to refrain from telemarketing to or from Iowa, and refund money to customers who complain. Miller raised concerns with Heartland, Inc. following numerous consumer complaints over the company’s magazine marketing practices. Consumers, including...

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September 8, 2010

Company Debited More than $200 Million from Consumers' Bank Accounts (DES MOINES, Iowa) Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, attorneys general from six other states and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have settled claims with the former president of a payment processing company for his role in an operation that allegedly...

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September 8, 2010

Attorney General Also Warns of Foreclosure Scams (OTTUMWA, Iowa) As a record number of Iowans face foreclosure, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller reminds them that one free phone call could be the difference between saving their home and losing it. According to an August 27 report released by the Mortgage...

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September 1, 2010

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) Following a series of recent complaints and reports of criminals targeting older Iowans by telephone and stealing thousands of dollars from one victim, Attorney General Tom Miller warns older Iowans about an apparent resurgence of the so-called “grandparent scam.” This week, the Consumer Protection Division received several reports...

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