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New Jersey AG Says Bumble Bumbled Background Check Disclosures

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin has reached a settlement with Bumble, Inc. to resolve allegations that the internet dating service provider misrepresented or failed to disclose its criminal background screening policies and practices in violation of New Jersey’s consumer protection and internet safety laws.

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Minnesota to Island Mountain: Scale Down Interest-Rates and Collections

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison reached a settlement with three online lenders operating jointly under Island Mountain Development Group to resolve allegations that the companies violated Minnesota and federal consumer-lending laws by issuing illegal loans to consumers with excessive interest rates. According to AG Ellison’s complaint, these lenders issued thousands of loans to Minnesota consumers that…

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Software Provider Avast to Pay $16.5 Million in Proposed FTC Settlement

The FTC has issued a proposed order against Avast Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “Avast”) to resolve allegations that the company violated the FTC Act when it unfairly collected and indefinitely stored consumer browsing data and sold such data to third-parties despite promising that its software would protect users from online tracking. In its complaint,…

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Connecticut AG Supports Legislation Curbing So-Called ‘Junk’ Fees

Connecticut AG William Tong submitted testimony in support of state Senate Bill No. 15, proposed legislation that would require fee disclosures across several consumer industries including ticket sales, food and beverage sales, and lodging accommodations. In his testimony, AG Tong expressed his support for the proposed legislation, which would require sellers to include all mandatory…

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Show Me the Money: AG Bonta Warns California Small Banks and Credit Unions Against Surprise Fees

California AG Rob Bonta issued letters to small banks and credit unions warning that overdraft and returned deposited item fees likely violate the state’s Unfair Competition Law and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Act. In the letters, which were sent to institutions holding assets under $10 billion, AG Bonta urges the institutions to review their…

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