Soto was able to get his “Digital Taxonomy Act” and his “Blockchain Innovation Act” rolled into other bills which cleared the House on voice votes.
In a joint effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, the initiative involves enforcement actions brought by the FTC, three federal partners and 16 different state agencies against debt collectors engaged in these illegal practices.
Soto was able to get his “Digital Taxonomy Act,” which he brought out in April 2019 with the backing of U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio. The bill would have the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study the “state of blockchain technology in commerce, including its use to reduce fraud and increase security.”
Recently scammers have been sending fake text messages in hopes of trying to trick consumers into giving out their personal information. In addition, a recent news article reports that consumers have been receiving text messages from FedEx, USPS or UPS with a fake shipment tracking code and a link to update your delivery preferences to get access to personal information.
On Wednesday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis highlighted a recent article by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that is advising consumers to stay away from, “You’ve Won! Now Pay Us” sweepstakes or lottery-related scam advisements that aim to defraud Florida consumers.
The court’s order temporarily halts the operation, freezes its assets and appoints a temporary receiver over the business.
On Thursday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced more than $16 million is now being distributed to victims of a debt relief scam.
“More than a year ago, I warned that our nation has critical vulnerabilities and supply chain risks in key sectors of our economy, including in pharmaceuticals, as a result of decades of lost industrial capacity to China,” Rubio said.
As the 2020 hurricane season began on Monday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the state’s consumer clearinghouse, and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to raise awareness of consumer fraud scams surrounding natural disasters.
Tactics used by scammers include misleading emails and posts promoting awareness and prevention tips, and fake information about cases in your neighborhoods. Many are setting up websites to sell phony products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take money and acquire personal information.
Thibault said the directive was driven by recent train accidents across the state including a woman killed by a Brightline train and a grandmother and two children killed in an accident with an Amtrak train last month.
The FTC scammers have made out with at least $20 million of fraud from Americans wanting relief from their student loan debt.