Latest Consumer fraud News

Prison for ex-banker who used data to steal from customers

Aug. 10, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City banker who hawked elderly customers' personal identifying information in a scheme to raid their accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. A judge on Friday has also ordered Peter Persaud to fork over $17,500 in proceeds from his crimes. Prosecutors...

Ex-Pilot Flying J president seeks sentencing delay

Aug. 1, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the nation's largest fuel retailer convicted of defrauding customers of more than $23 million is seeking to delay his sentencing, citing faulty math. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Wednesday that Mark Hazelwood is set to be sentenced Aug. 22 for his...

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

Jul. 12, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic...

Missouri brewing company wins lawsuit over trademark

Jun. 26, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri-based brewery in a lawsuit alleging the company copied the name and can design of a Maine-based brewery's signature export ale. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey ruled in favor of Columbia's Logboat Brewing Co. on Monday, the Columbia...