Bureau of Consumer Protection
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, arguing that a federal district court erroneously dismissed a consumer’s class action complaint against a debt collector. Filed in the U.S.
Inspecciones encubiertas realizadas por la FTC en funerarias de ocho estados examinan el cumplimiento de los requerimientos informativos de la Regla de Funerales
Type: Press ReleaseLos investigadores encubiertos que efectuaron inspecciones en ocho estados descubrieron que 32 de las 124 funerarias visitadas durante 2013 omitieron entregarles a los consumidores la información de precios conforme lo establece la Regla de Funerales de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC).
FTC Reaches Settlement With Home Security Company that Called Millions of Consumers on the National Do Not Call Registry
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, has settled a complaint against a Massachusetts-based home security company that illegally called millions of consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to pitch home security systems.
FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Aaron’s Inc. Allowed Franchisees to Spy on Consumers via Rental Computers
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Aaron’s Inc., a national rent-to-own retailer, knowingly played a direct and vital role in its franchisees’ installation and use of software on rental computers that secretly monitored...
FTC Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Nine States Test Compliance with Funeral Rule Disclosure Requirements
Type: Press ReleaseInvestigators working undercover in nine states found that, in 32 of the 124 funeral homes they visited during 2013, the funeral homes failed to disclose pricing information to consumers as required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule.
Type: Press ReleaseFederal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request for public comment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), submitted comments on March 7, 2014 on CMS’s proposed changes in contracting for Medicare Part D.
Type: Press ReleaseHiring decisions are among the most important choices for any employer, but the process can be complex. For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have co-published two short guides on employment background checks that explain the...
FTC Publishes New Strategic Plan and Submits Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request and Performance Plans to Congress
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has submitted its Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to Congress, including the FY 2015 Budget Overview Statement, and FY 2014 and FY 2015 Performance Plans required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization Act of 2010. The FTC’s formal budget...
Type: Press ReleaseAs part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule.
FTC Obtains $2.2 Million Judgment against Supplement Marketer that Made Phony Claims for Treating and Preventing Diabetes
Type: Press ReleaseA federal court has ordered marketers of bogus diabetes remedies to pay for violating Section 5 of the FTC Act.