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The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a fake prize scheme with mailing phony prize notifications that tricked people into thinking they had won $1 million or more if they paid a $25 fee to collect the prize. Those who paid received nothing.
On 4 August 2016, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) closed an investigation on two companies of the Volkswagen group, Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group Italia S.p.A. on the manipulation of emissions of diesel engine cars.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against German company Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VWAG) and its Australian subsidiary, Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd (VGA) (together, Volkswagen), alleging they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, made false or misleading representations and engaged in conduct liable to mislead the public in relation to diesel vehicle emission claims.