More than 50 enforcement actions taken in ‘Operation Income Illusion’
By: Jennifer Mills
On Dec. 14, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with 19 federal, state, and local law enforcement partners announced a nationwide crackdown on “scams that target consumers with false promises of income and financial independence,” which, they say, have been particularly rampant during the pandemic.
The regulatory agency initiated four new enforcement actions and one new settlement alleging deceptive income claims in violation of the FTC Act and noted that these actions are part of its broader initiative “Operation Income Illusion,” intended to dramatically increase claims enforcement.
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