FTC Warns ~ www.badtenantlistings.com

FTC Warns Data Brokers That Provide Tenant Rental Histories They May Be Subject to Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Federal Trade Commission has warned the operators of six websites that share information about consumers’ rental histories with landlords that they may be subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commis...

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commission. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The letters inform the recipients that if they meet certain criteria, namely collecting information on tenants and their rental history and providing that information to landlords so they can make judgments about renting to those tenants, they are considered credit reporting agencies and are subject to certain legal requirements.

Among the requirements cited in the letter are the companies’ obligation to protect the privacy of tenants whose information they collect, including ensuring that those requesting information about tenants have a legitimate reason to acquire it.  The letter reminds the companies of their obligation to ensure that the information they provide is accurate, to give consumers a copy of the information about them on request, and to allow consumers to dispute information they believe is inaccurate.  The letters also note that the companies must notify landlords of their requirements if they use the data to deny housing to a tenant, and to notify the sources of their information of the requirement that they provide accurate information.

Companies receiving the letters are

  1. The BlueChip Group LLC  ~ http://www.donotrentto.com
  2. M & R Rental Properties – http://www.badtenantlistings.com
  3. The Landlord Protection Agency~ http://www.thelpa.com
  4. National Tenant Network ~ http://www.ntnonline.com
  5. 123 Rent Inc. ~ http://www.therentersblacklist.com
  6. Tenancy Bureau Inc. ~ http://www.tenancybureau.us

The letters state that the FTC has made no determination whether the companies have violated the law but encourages them to review their business practices to ensure that they comply with the FCRA.  The FTC acknowledges the assistance of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in this matter.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.  Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2181
 
STAFF CONTACT:
Tiffany George
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3040
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FTC Warns ~ The BlueChip Group LLC

FTC Warns Data Brokers That Provide Tenant Rental Histories They May Be Subject to Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Federal Trade Commission has warned the operators of six websites that share information about consumers’ rental histories with landlords that they may be subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commis...

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commission. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The letters inform the recipients that if they meet certain criteria, namely collecting information on tenants and their rental history and providing that information to landlords so they can make judgments about renting to those tenants, they are considered credit reporting agencies and are subject to certain legal requirements.

Among the requirements cited in the letter are the companies’ obligation to protect the privacy of tenants whose information they collect, including ensuring that those requesting information about tenants have a legitimate reason to acquire it.  The letter reminds the companies of their obligation to ensure that the information they provide is accurate, to give consumers a copy of the information about them on request, and to allow consumers to dispute information they believe is inaccurate.  The letters also note that the companies must notify landlords of their requirements if they use the data to deny housing to a tenant, and to notify the sources of their information of the requirement that they provide accurate information.

Companies receiving the letters are

  1. The BlueChip Group LLC  ~ http://www.donotrentto.com
  2. M & R Rental Properties – http://www.badtenantlistings.com
  3. The Landlord Protection Agency~ http://www.thelpa.com
  4. National Tenant Network ~ http://www.ntnonline.com
  5. 123 Rent Inc. ~ http://www.therentersblacklist.com
  6. Tenancy Bureau Inc. ~ http://www.tenancybureau.us

The letters state that the FTC has made no determination whether the companies have violated the law but encourages them to review their business practices to ensure that they comply with the FCRA.  The FTC acknowledges the assistance of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in this matter.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.  Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2181
 
STAFF CONTACT:
Tiffany George
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3040

FTC Warns Data Brokers That Provide Tenant Rental Histories

FTC Warns Data Brokers That Provide Tenant Rental Histories They May Be Subject to Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Federal Trade Commission has warned the operators of six websites that share information about consumers’ rental histories with landlords that they may be subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commis...

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commission. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The letters inform the recipients that if they meet certain criteria, namely collecting information on tenants and their rental history and providing that information to landlords so they can make judgments about renting to those tenants, they are considered credit reporting agencies and are subject to certain legal requirements.

Among the requirements cited in the letter are the companies’ obligation to protect the privacy of tenants whose information they collect, including ensuring that those requesting information about tenants have a legitimate reason to acquire it.  The letter reminds the companies of their obligation to ensure that the information they provide is accurate, to give consumers a copy of the information about them on request, and to allow consumers to dispute information they believe is inaccurate.  The letters also note that the companies must notify landlords of their requirements if they use the data to deny housing to a tenant, and to notify the sources of their information of the requirement that they provide accurate information.

Companies receiving the letters are

  1. The BlueChip Group LLC  ~ http://www.donotrentto.com
  2. M & R Rental Properties – http://www.badtenantlistings.com
  3. The Landlord Protection Agency~ http://www.thelpa.com
  4. National Tenant Network ~ http://www.ntnonline.com
  5. 123 Rent Inc. ~ http://www.therentersblacklist.com
  6. Tenancy Bureau Inc. ~ http://www.tenancybureau.us

The letters state that the FTC has made no determination whether the companies have violated the law but encourages them to review their business practices to ensure that they comply with the FCRA.  The FTC acknowledges the assistance of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in this matter.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.  Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2181
 
STAFF CONTACT:
Tiffany George
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3040

Florida Center of Corporations

Small Businesses Owners and consumers registering businesses with the Secretary consumer alertof State Office of Florida ~ Florida Depertment of Corporation need to be on the LOOK OUT for Florida Center of Corporations.

Consumers have complained that immediately after filings, they received emails and letters requesting additional fees of $49.99

Florida Center of Corporations
4650 SW 51 Street, suite 702
Davie Florida 33314
United States of America

Entity Type: Fictitious Name
Filed: 02/01/2013
Registration Number: G13000011400
Document Number: L10000111034

Owner: L SEVEN DEVELOPMENT LLC
Document Number: L10000111034
Phone: (954) 237-5152
Fax: (954) 237-6651

BBB: Not Accredited: 6 complaints
Owner: FRED, THOMAS HJR (Managing Member)
Address: 1221 STIRLING RD., UNIT 120,
DANIA BEACH, FL 33004

Premiere Promotions Job Offers

scamFRAUDalert see it appropriate to issue this ALERT as Premiere Promotions havconsumer alerte been accused of posting non-existence jobs on craigslist.org and other job sites. The complaints states that they are selling you some training program irect marketing’ car wax, DARE, Directv, cosmetic products, etc.


UniqCare Recruitment Ltd

UniqCare Recruitment Ltdconsumer alert
6th Floor 28-42 Clements Road,
Ilford London
Province IG1 1BA United Kingdom
1+ 020-7112-7565
Web: http://www.uniqcareuk.com

UniqCare Recruitment Ltd

I’m here to tell you about Uniqcare recruitment and what happened to me. These people are nothing but scam of the earth, who prey on desperate job seekers for a quick buck.

I applied for a role of health care assistant on gumtree, with a promise of pay between £9-£15/hr about less than a week later I get a call about it from this guy called Dean Rogers (extremely obese Asian guy his email is dean@uniqcareuk.co.uk) he said they interested in me job pays £13 and suprise is around where I live. Then asked if I had valid certificates I said yes there only 4 months old, he said no, I would need to do one with them and need to pay deposit to show I’m serious £40 which is odd as the certificates are valid for a year. I was reluctant but he pressured me and said cant pay at the moment, will call later.

I went home looked into the company, had my doubts ad alarm bells should have been ringing. I discovered the Company had only recently been registered, the owner seemed young according to the info and company’s registered address is 3rd floor 207 regent street, W1B 3HH which after looking into gave me impression it was a p.o box and not a physical address another alarm bell. Only a few minutes ago have I discovered that, that address is used my many companies and the company in charge provides a virtual offices so business look legit with a prestigious address in central London to throw people off. Provides services like, mail forwarding, central London phone number, call answering in your company name etc.

Anyways I went to the training which was at a completely different address in East London which seemed a bit odd. The address 6th Floor 28-42 Clements Road, Ilford, London (east) IG1 1BA. I received the training on the day along with group of people about 12 in total. The training was for CPR ad manual handling. At the end we received certificates which looked abit suspicious as didn’t have any indications indications they were endorsed by other organisations. When questioned just said would get those ones in the post.

Anyways, we were promised interviews which said had been booked with this mysterious private client the following week but haven’t heard from them they don’t answer the phone, emails etc. parted with £250. I also discovered another company AGE MEDICAL also complained about by people on this site does exact same thing. They also contacted me but didn’t fall for it. I just wanted to warn people so they don’t fall foul to these con artists like I did

24hoursonsale.com

FRAUDULENT Website Alert Fraud Alerthttp://24hoursonsale.com

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The following A records are set to 74.82.186.243:

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  2. dayapparel.com

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Domain Name: 24HOURSONSALE.COM
Created on: 26-Feb-13
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