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Newsroom - 2016 Archive

September 30, 2016

Miller reminds Iowans in disaster areas to beware of consumer fraud; alerts door-to-door contractors about consumer protections for flood victims.

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September 29, 2016

Consumer Protection Division staff to offer assistance and information to flood victims in Cedar Rapids area.

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September 27, 2016

Telemarketer Americare Inc. violated ban on calling Iowans, then arranged for Health Center Inc., to complete forbidden transaction

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September 23, 2016

Yahoo discloses 2014 breach of more than half-billion accounts.

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September 22, 2016

State civil enforcement actions focus on fraudulent solicitations sent to Iowans; part of national enforcement push by U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.  Consumer fraud lawsuit filed against Waverly Direct Inc. and Gordon F. Shearer; separate lawsuit against Nicholas Valenti and DBAs: WB Co., TL Distribution, and Southwest Publishing; Miller reaches agreement with Macromark Inc.

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September 13, 2016

Attorney General: Ads by Independent Nutraceuticals Inc. and Tracey Seipel greatly exaggerated benefits of dietary supplement that purport to address bladder control problems.

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September 6, 2016

Attorney General concerned product label verification statement on Walmart's Spring Valley dietary supplements could mislead consumers about what was really verified, commends Walmart for cooperating to end practice.

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September 2, 2016

Northeast Iowans impacted by recent flood damage should be wary of consumer scams and shady contractors who tend to solicit natural disaster victims.

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September 1, 2016

Consumer fraud lawsuit seeks to bar three Orange County operations--Central Supply Solutions, Elite Supplies, and Central Supply Center--from sending phony invoices for copier toner to Iowans.

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