Current Investigations


Butterfly Labs and BF Labs, Inc. Bitcoin Miners

We are investigating the marketing and advertising practices of the company BF Labs, Inc., which does business under the name "Butterfly Labs". We have received reports that Butterfly Labs, based in Leawood, Kansas, has accepted orders and full pre-payments from consumers for Bitcoin mining hardware, yet...

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Virtual Mining Corporation and Active Mining Corporation

We are investigating the marketing and advertising practices of an enterprise using the names "Virtual Mining Corporation" and "Active Mining Corporation". We have received reports these companies, operated from Springfield, Missouri have accepted orders and full pre-payments from consumers for Bitcoin mining...

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Scott Tucker, AMG Services, and CLK Management

A maze of websites and business names making online payday loans with ultra-high interest rates, are ultimately controlled by a group of individuals located in Overland Park, Kansas, according to former employees and a government investigation.  Websites such as Ameriloan, 500 Fastcash, United Cash Loans, One...

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Pimsleur Approach and Internet Order, LLC

We have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a Missouri consumer who ordered a set of Pimsleur foreign language CDs from an Internet website. Instead of sending just the CDs the consumer purchased for $9.95, the Defendants enrolled the consumer in a negative-option purchase program, shipping and billing...

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PRA, Inc.

We have filed suit against a group of individuals and a network of shell companies, which have used illegal threats and deception to induce consumers or their family members to pay non-exist debts. This network has been using the name "PRA, Inc.", to confuse consumers into believing the group is associated...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

Actos® (the drug Pioglitazone) may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer the FDA has warned. Actos is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, for treatment of Type II Diabetes. However, diabetes patients who have taken Actos may face an increased risk of developing...

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American Family Accident Claims

We are investigating the claims practices of American Family, also known as American Family Mutual Insurance Company. In the last year American Family collected nearly $380 million in automobile insurance premiums from Missouri policyholders. We are investigating cases where American Family has failed to...

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Debt Collector Calls to Cellular Phones

Debt collectors have made autodialed calls or calls with prerecorded message to consumer's cellular telephones. These robocalls burden, harass, and annoy consumers with a practice that, unless the consumer consents, is a violation of Federal law.

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State Farm Automobile Accident Insurance

We are investigating the claims practices of State Farm, also known as State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. In the last year State Farm collected over $620 million in automobile insurance premiums from Missouri policyholders. We are investigating cases where State Farm has failed to complete a...

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Text Message Spam

Telemarketers have starting sending unsolicited commercial text messages to mobile phones. This unwanted text message spam is intrusive, costly and illegal. Often text message spam is used to steal consumers' information by phishing or direct consumers to websites containing malware. Recipients of...

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Off-label Drug Marketing Medicare Fraud

We are investigating a number of pharmaceutical companies for off-label marketing of drugs. Off-label marketing encourages the use of drugs for an unapproved indication, age group, or dosage. While it is legal and ethical for a physician to prescribe an approved medication for off-label use, pharmaceutical...

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Pradaxa Death and Bleeding Risks

Pradaxa, the trade name of the drug Dabigatran, is an oralanticoagulant from the class of the direct thrombin inhibitors. It is used as an alternative to warfarin as an anticoagulant ("blood thinner"). It was developed by C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Ko. KG, a German pharmaceutical company. In December 2011, the...

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