FTC Action Leads to $4.8 Million Judgment Against Deceptive Marketer; Company Tricked Payday Loan Applicants into Buying Prepaid Debit Cards

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered Swish Marketing, Inc. to pay more than $4.8 million for tricking hundreds of thousands of payday loan applicants into paying for an unrelated debit card. The FTC is closely monitoring payday lending and other financial services to protect financially distressed consumers. According […]

FTC Settlement Bars Deceptive Online Marketing Tactics; Payday Loan Applicants Were Charged for Unwanted Debit Cards

A debit card company that charged consumers a fee for a debit card they had ordered unknowingly while applying for a payday loan online, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company and its principals violated federal law. The settlement bars future violations and requires the company’s owner to pay $52,000. The […]