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Missouri Attorney joins multistate lawsuit seeking to end Facebook’s illegal monopoly

Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The filing can be found here. The lawsuit alleges that, over the last decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired competitors in a predatory manner […]

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DISH Network to pay $210 million for telemarketing violations

A settlement in which DISH Network will pay $126 million in civil penalties to the United States for placing millions of telemarketing calls in violation of the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule.  This settlement represents the largest civil penalty ever paid to resolve telemarketing violations under the FTC Act and exceeds the total penalties […]

Scam Alert

Trenton Police Department warning of scam involving imposters pretending to be government personnel

The Trenton Police Department warns of a government impostor scam happening in Trenton. The police say a caller claims he is from the government, and your social security number was suspended due to being connected with fraud or other criminal activity. The caller wants you to call a number where someone else will ask for […]

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Medicaid patients should be wary of nursing homes, assisted living centers taking stimulus checks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is warning consumers who receive Medicaid to be wary of nursing homes or assisted living centers taking their CARES Act economic impact stimulus checks. Reports state that some Medicaid recipients were required to sign over their checks to the facility they’re living in. “If you or a relative are a […]

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Senator Josh Hawley: “The meatpacking industry has become too consolidated”

Missouri’s junior senator says four companies process 85 percent of all beef in the United States, and he’s calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch an antitrust investigation into the meatpacking industry. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley made his comments during a Wednesday interview with Missourinet, saying farmers need help. He says Missouri farmers […]

Robocalls

Audio: Attorney General announces partnership aimed at stopping illegal robocalls in Missouri

The Attorney General has announced a partnership aimed at stopping illegal robocalls in Missouri.     Missouri Attorney General Schmitt is teaming up with other state and federal agencies, along with the Federal Trade Commission to put an end to illegal robocalls in what they’ve dubbed “Operation Call it Quits.” Schmitt urges Missourians to report […]