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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR PEOPLE TO SEEK MONEY OWED FROM FEDERAL - WESTERN UNION SETTLEMENT

The Iowa Attorney General has identified over 18,000 Iowa residents who are victims of this fraud. Victims of this fraud, including Iowa residents, have until May 31, 2018 to submit a claim. Read More
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Equifax Security Breach leads to Iowa AG Consumer Alert & US Senate Inquiry

Following the Equifax security breach, the Iowa Attorney General posted a consumer alert that the breach disclosed data affecting 1,099,125 Iowans.  The alert also contains a link to the data breach website set up by Equifax. According to the Equifa… Read More
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Iowa Corn Growers May Have Claims Against Syngenta for Lower Corn Prices

A number of lawsuits have been filed against Syngenta arising out of its sale of Viptera, genetically modified seed corn. Viptera has not been approved for sale in China and China has rejected  numerous shipments of U.S. corn based on the possibilit… Read More
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Northeast Iowa Woman Accused of Identity Theft

On Wednesday, March 2, 2011, a northeast Iowa woman was accused of identity theft. Authorities say that a 36-year-old woman of Elgin, Iowa, was arrested by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Fayette County Jail. Tiqua Rene And… Read More
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Iowa Financial Fraud Scheme Lands Man in Federal Prison for Defrauding Farmers & Banks

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, the U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa sentenced a man to over 12 years in prison for defrauding farmers and banks out of their money. Authorities indicated that this fraudulent financing scheme swindled peopl… Read More
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Iowa Attorney General Brings Consumer Fraud Suit Against Trilegiant

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has filed a consumer fraud action against buying club Trilegiant Corporation, alleging the company scammed Iowans into buying memberships in discount buying clubs and other programs. “We allege that a large numb… Read More
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HealthMarkets Insurance Sued Over Fraudulent Insurance Sales

HealthMarkets Inc. and its majority owners, Goldman Sachs and Blackstone Group were names in a lawsuit filed last week by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office for fraudulent business practices, including selling policies with hidden exclusion… Read More
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Facebook Privacy Breach

Earlier this month, the Wallstreet Journal reported that many Facebook applications, such as Farmville have been leaking information including Facebook users’ names and possibly friends’ names to advertising and marketing companies. Thi… Read More
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Iowa Attorney General Leading Investigation Into Foreslosure Practices

Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller, is leading a 50 state effort by the nation’s attorney generals into the fraudulent foreclosure practices of lenders, including “robo-signing.” The group consists of attorney generals from all 50 st… Read More
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Jury awards $257.7 Million Against Drug Maker for Risperdal Claims

A Louisiana jury found that Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Risperdal made false and misleading claims to doctors about the safety and efficacy of Risperdol, an antipsychotic drug. The jury awarded $257.7 million in damages to the State of Louis… Read More
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