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The Federal Trade Commission has extended until Oct. 31 the deadline for public comments related to its recent workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” Instructions for providing public comments to the Commission regarding the workshop can be found on the workshop’s webpage. The...
The companies have settled charges that slimming claims for their caffeine-infused products were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence.
One hundred years ago today, the New York Times’ news pages were filled with coverage of the outbreak of World War I in Europe. There were stories about the newly opened Panama Canal and the growing movement for women’s suffrage. For $200, an ad in the paper offered readers the...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that cosmetics company L’Oréal USA, Inc. made deceptive advertising claims about its Lancôme Génifique and L’Oréal Paris Youth Code skincare products.
“The court decision announced today is a major win for consumers nationwide,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “It affirms that marketers can’t get away with using misleading sales pitches and then burying ‘disclaimers’ in lengthy documents given to consumers...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y la Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB) han anunciado la agenda de la mesa redonda organizada conjuntamente por ambas agencias que se llevará a cabo el 23 de octubre de 2014 en Long Beach, California.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have announced the agenda for the roundtable the agencies will co-host in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014.
The Federal Trade Commission has halted the abusive debt collection practices of an operation that used fictitious names and threatened consumers into paying debts they may not have owed. Under settlements with the FTC and a default judgment by the court, Pinnacle Payment Services, LLC and its...
After reviewing numerous national television and print advertisements, staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to more than 60 companies – including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the country – that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads...
FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT FTC staff will answer questions about its Butterfly Labs case on Twitter at 3 p.m. today. Follow @FTC, and tweet questions with the hashtag: #AskFTC. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri-based company that allegedly deceptively marketed specialized computers designed to produce Bitcoins, a payment system sometimes referred to as “virtual currency.”
In a comment filed Friday with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission provided information on its enforcement, policy and education work related to consumer privacy and data security as applied to residential broadband Internet services.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Akorn, Inc.’s acquisition of VersaPharm Inc. and its parent company, VPI Holdings Corp., would have likely been anticompetitive.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Florida has temporarily halted a diploma mill that allegedly grossed more than $11 million from marketing and selling fake high school diplomas online to consumers nationwide.
The Federal Trade Commission, through an administrator, is mailing 449,044 claim forms to consumers who may have lost money after buying LeanSpa, a supplement whose marketers allegedly made deceptive weight loss claims. The claim forms are intended to help determine which consumers are eligible...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing more than $4.4 million in refund checks to 2,004 consumers harmed by the Ivy Capital business “coaching” scheme, which falsely claimed that it would help them develop their own Internet businesses.
ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (ICON) and its related entities have agreed to pay $3 million in civil penalties to settle FTC charges that the companies violated the Commission’s 1997 consent order by advertising that use of their exercise equipment for just three minutes a day would result in...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Missouri has temporarily halted an online payday lending scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by trapping them into loans they never authorized and then using the supposed “loans” as a pretext...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that personal care company Lornamead, Inc. deceived consumers with exaggerated claims that its “Lice Shield” shampoo, stick, and spray products will prevent or reduce the risk of getting...
Online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc., agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission charges that they improperly collected children’s information in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. Under the terms of the settlements,...

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