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MADISON - Attorney General Brad Schimel, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and agencies from all 50 states, have obtained a permanent injunction to dissolve two nationwide fraudulent cancer charities and ban their president from profiting from any charity fundraising in the future under a settlement filed in court today. 

 

Cancer Fund of America Inc. (CFA), Cancer Support Services Inc. (CSS), and their leader, James Reynolds, Sr., agreed to settle charges that CFA...

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has obtained $1.8 million to distribute as restitution to eligible Wisconsin residents who were victimized by Illinois-based Travel Services, Inc., and its principals, William Bailey and Christy Spensberger. 

 

The funds were obtained through a settlement with Travel Services, Inc., Bailey and Spensberger, under which they will pay a total of $2.3 million.  Pursuant to a court order entered on August 26, 2015, $1.8 million of the...

Settlements in Multistate Wireless Case
 

$158 MILLION IN MOBILE “CRAMMING” SETTLEMENTS

 

Wireless phone customers who discovered they were “crammed” on their bills may get some relief, thanks to a settlement agreed to among the providers and Attorneys General in 50 states.

 

Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, along with his counterparts in the other 49

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Wisconsin Consumers of LCD Electronic Devices Urged to Cash Checks for LCD Antitrust Settlement
 

MADISON — Wisconsin consumers who filed valid claims in connection with the purchase of LCD laptops, monitors and TVs should make sure to cash their checks.  The claims administrator for the LCD antitrust case says that roughly a half-million dollars worth of checks to Wisconsin consumers and businesses remain uncashed. 

  

For every computer monitor or

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MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel is reminding Wisconsin’s older adults to protect themselves from online attacks and scams during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

 

“One in eighteen older adults who live independently in the community fall prey to financial fraud and scams each year,”[1] said Attorney General Schimel. “As the aging population grows and more seniors get online, criminals will double...

Madison, Wis. – Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel, on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), announced a settlement between 24 states and VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation registered as a charitable organization in many states including Wisconsin. The settlement resulted in the organization’s dissolution.

 

“VietNow lied about supporting veterans, and instead took advantage of Wisconsin taxpayers’ generosity...