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June 27, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Minnesota-based jewelry and general merchandise catalog retailer will refund nearly $10,000 in membership fees the company charged several dozen Iowa consumers, through an agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller. In an agreement called an “Assurance of Voluntary Compliance,” Stauer, of Burnsville, Minnesota, agreed to change its...

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June 26, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Automated calls promising free medical alert systems to protect people from medical emergencies or break-ins are targeting older Iowans. Consumers who have contacted the Consumer Protection Division report that the automated calls claim that a family member ordered or even paid for a free medical alert system...

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June 4, 2013

Mortgage servicing abuse payments nearly $9 million for Iowa borrowers (DES MOINES, Iowa) More than 6,000 Iowa borrowers who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a check this month for approximately $1,480. Eligible borrowers had their mortgage serviced by one of the settlement’s...

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