Washington, DC - A group of lead generator defendants who participated in a massive technical support scam that was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, will be required to perform due diligence on businesses before they generate and sell leads to those entities and pay $258,000 under the terms of a settlement with the agencies.

Washington, DC - The food service industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors. Since 2006, the industry in the United States has grown by more than 2 million employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today, there are more than 11 million employees working in food service. 

San Francisco, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued a consumer alert to Californians regarding home improvement scams.  As summer approaches, many consumers may consider home remodeling, repair, and maintenance projects.  Unfortunately, not all contractors are legitimate and the unwary may fall victim to home improvement scams, which peak during the summer.  Consumers should be aware of their rights under California laws governing home improvement contracts. 

Washington, DC - The United States and Montenegro recognize that supporting and promoting the human rights of all persons is the responsibility of every government and that the human rights of LGBTI persons are not different or separate from the human rights of any other persons. Defending the human rights of LGBTI persons is part of our shared human rights policies and of our respective foreign policies.

Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved four final consent orders against companies that allegedly misrepresented their personal care products as “All-Natural” or “100% Natural,” despite the fact that they contain man-made ingredients.

Corpus Christi, Texas - The U.S. Navy has approved and issued a trademark license to Italian gaming company RORTOS for its development of a Blue Angels flight simulation game to be released July 15