24, 2012 - This week, the Minnesota Department of Commerce continued its efforts to crack down on scams that defraud senior citizens. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman issued a statement of charges alleging that James Ronald Redden of JRR Enterprises, LLC befriended and then took advantage of several vulnerable senior citizens, encouraging them to invest more than $71,500 in fictional annuities.
29, 2011 - With reports this week that more than 14 million American homeowners are in foreclosure or delinquent on their mortgage payments, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman advised struggling Minnesota homeowners to use caution as they pursue modifications to their home loans.
01, 2011 - At the click of a mouse, unlicensed payday lenders located in other states are cashing in on Minnesota consumers. As Minnesotans struggle financially in tough economic circumstances, some payday lenders are taking their business online, charging customers big fees for small cash loans.
29, 2011 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce has ordered a Forest Lake real estate closer and insurance agent to pay a $420,000 civil penalty after an investigation showed that she misappropriated $1.3 million in client funds for her own personal use.