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A data broker operation sold the sensitive personal information of hundreds of thousands of consumers – including Social Security and bank account numbers – to scammers who allegedly debited millions from their accounts, the Federal Trade Commission charged in a complaint filed today.
Two companies that market skin care and weight-loss products must stop making false or unsubstantiated deceptive claims about their products, under settlements resolving charges in two separate cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission.
Un concesionario de carros que opera una franquicia en el área suburbana de Dallas aceptó resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) por publicar anuncios engañosos para promocionar la venta y operaciones de leasing de sus vehículos, incluyendo un anuncio que hacía...
An auto dealer in suburban Dallas has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive ads to promote the sale and lease of its vehicles, including an ad that claimed consumers could get out of their current loan or lease for $1.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission sent a letter to a China-based developer of mobile applications directed to children, warning that the company may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
The defendants in two online business directory schemes, one based in Montreal, the other in Oklahoma City, have been banned from the business directory business under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. Both operations were charged with defrauding small businesses and nonprofits by...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich, FCC Enforcement Bureau Director Travis LeBlanc and Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell will occur as follows: Date: Dec. 19, 2014 Time: 1 p.m. ET Call-in: (800) 230-1951, confirmation number...
One of the defendants behind a massive landline cramming operation that placed more than $70 million in unauthorized charges on consumers’ phone bills has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges against him.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Professor Marina Lao as Director of the agency’s Office of Policy Planning, succeeding Professor Andrew I. Gavil, who is returning to Howard University School of Law.
A Florida-based scammer will be banned from the mortgage modification business as part of a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that he tricked financially strapped consumers into paying for mortgage-relief services that he never provided. “Years after the economic meltdown, the...

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