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October 30, 2013

Scammers may try to take advantage of confusion; Miller reminds consumers that ACA does not affect Medicare, VA health care programs (WATERLOO, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller warned Iowans about scammers who may falsely claim that their health care offerings are affiliated or compliant with the Affordable Care Act. “We’re...

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October 29, 2013

Iowans victimized by frauds that involved sending money through MoneyGram from 2004-2009 are eligible for part of $100 million national forfeiture fund (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller urges Iowans who fell victim to any scam that involved wiring money through MoneyGram from 2004-2009 to seek compensation through a...

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October 23, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge Tuesday ordered a Phoenix-based telemarketing company and its principals to permanently cease telephone sales to Iowans. The company’s telemarketers sold household products claiming the sales helped veterans and disabled workers. Polk County Judge Douglas F. Staskal issued the order against Advanced Employment Solutions,...

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October 21, 2013

Recorded solicitations on undercover line revealed misleading and false statements, according to Attorney General Tom Miller (DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge today barred a Massachusetts professional fundraising company from seeking charitable solicitations from Iowa residents for a minimum of five years. District Court Judge Michael D. Huppert ordered...

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October 18, 2013

Tens of thousands affected; none of 20 surveyed wanted or used memberships (DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge Thursday ordered two companies affiliated with JCPenney to pay more than $2.7 million in refunds to Iowa customers who were enrolled in buying club memberships. District Court Judge Richard G. Blane...

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October 16, 2013

Only legitimate site: (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller warned Iowans seeking to renew their driver’s license online to watch out for look-alike sites that collect fees but do not renew licenses. “There is only one way to renew an Iowa driver’s license online, and that’s through the...

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October 10, 2013

Negative option marketer Affinion Group Inc. pays an additional $30 million in separate court settlement with Iowa, 46 other states & D.C. (DES MOINES, Iowa) A Connecticut-based discount membership club operator will pay Iowa consumers over $5 million as part of a $6.2 million settlement with the state to resolve...

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October 2, 2013

Wells Fargo & Bank of America also agree to better loan modification process (DES MOINES, Iowa) The five mortgage servicers that signed onto the National Mortgage Settlement must better address loan modifications, single points of contact for borrowers, and billing statement accuracy through four new servicing standards tests, called metrics,...

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