Online Advertising and Marketing
Type: Press ReleaseAn affiliate marketing company and its two principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for allegedly sending out more than 42.5 million unwanted and deceptive text messages to consumers. The case is part of the FTC’s continuing crackdown on spam text messages and the...
Jesta Digital Settles FTC Complaint it Crammed Charges on Consumers' Mobile Bills Through 'Scareware' and Misuse of Novel Billing Method
Type: Press ReleaseGlobal mobile marketer Jesta Digital, LLC, will provide refunds to a large number of consumers and pay an additional $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement with the FTC, which alleged that Jesta crammed unwanted charges onto consumers’ cell phone bills.
Judge Agrees With FTC: Scammers Debited Payday Loan Applicants’ Bank Accounts Without Their Consent; Consumers Entitled to More Than $9.5 Million in Refunds
Type: Press ReleaseA federal judge has found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in its case against an online operation that illegally debited consumers’ bank accounts when they visited the defendants’ websites seeking payday loans. The FTC will seek a court order requiring the defendants to return more than...
FTC v. Ticketmaster L.L.C., a limited liability company, Ticketmaster Entertainment L.L.C., a limited liability company, TicketsNow.com, Inc., a corporation, and TNOW Entertainment, Inc., a corporation.
Type: Public EventThe FTC held a public workshop that explored consumer issues arising from new technologies such as the Internet.
Type: Public EventThe FTC and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) presented a seminar for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar, led by FTC staff, was designed to ensure e-tailers understand and comply with the FTC rules...
Type: Public EventThe FTC hosted a public workshop to examine the costs and benefits to consumers and businesses of the collection and use of consumer information. In order to facilitate closer examination of the issues, the workshop focused on the collection and use of consumer information for...