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February 23, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that refund checks totaling about $700,000 are going out to approximately 2,800 Iowa consumers who had been unlawfully charged for memberships by AmeriMark Direct, LLC of Cleveland, Ohio. The refund checks are part of a settlement agreement from last May, called...

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February 22, 2012

Comprehensive integration of consumer data may compromise privacy (DES MOINES, Iowa) In a letter sent Wednesday to Google Chief Executive Larry Page, Attorney General Tom Miller, joined by 35 attorneys general from across the nation, outlined multiple concerns with recently announced changes to Google’s privacy policy that is scheduled to...

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February 9, 2012

State share of national settlement estimated at $40 million (WASHINGTON, D.C.) After leading a 16-month nationwide investigation and settlement negotiations involving the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers, Attorney General Tom Miller Thursday announced a landmark $25 billion national joint federal-state accord over mortgage foreclosure abuses and fraud, and unacceptable nationwide...

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February 6, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Debt collector NCO Financial Systems, Inc. (NCOF) has agreed to change certain collections practices as part of a settlement announced today by Attorney General Attorney General Tom Miller and 18 other states. The settlement resolves concerns about NCOF’s debt collection practices. In 2008, a multistate working group,...

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