Tag: deceptive/misleading conduct

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The FTC, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, and the Manhattan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum that gathered law enforcement and community leaders, provided an opportunity to learn about the nature and...
The FTC, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Association of Attorneys General, and the American Association of Advertising Agencies sponsored a national media seminar to focus on the media's role in preventing fraudulent advertising. The conference brought together...
The FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime hosted a workshop on strategies for effective and high-impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud. The Consumer Outreach Forum provided the opportunity to learn about the U.S....
The FTC held a workshop to explore alternate approaches to reducing deceptive claims in advertising for weight-loss products. Following up on the issuance of the FTC staff report, Weight-Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends, the workshop gave the FTC staff and interested...
The FTC published proposed amendments to the Pay-per-call Rule, including provisions to combat telephone bill "cramming" - inserting unauthorized charges on consumers' phone bills - and other abuses in the sale of products and services that are billed to the telephone, including...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing crackdown on payment processors that turn a blind eye to fraud, the agency sued a payment processing business that allegedly assisted and facilitated a telemarketing credit card interest rate reduction scam.
In an ongoing effort to protect consumers from deceptive telemarketing, the Federal Trade Commission seeks public comment on proposed amendments to strengthen the Telemarketing Sales Rule’s protections against bogus charges and services.    The Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announced...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on mobile cramming on May 8, 2013, in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions to moderators online.
The Federal Trade Commission today released a statistical survey of fraud in the United States during 2011, which showed that an estimated 25.6 million adults – 10.8 percent of the adult population – were fraud victims.
The Federal Trade Commission has taken legal action to shut down an operation that allegedly took in millions of dollars from placing charges on consumers’ mobile phone bills, many of which were “crammed” or unauthorized charges.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved nine final orders settling charges that seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm and its two principals spied on consumers using computers that consumers rented from them. The companies used software to take...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a day-long public forum in Washington, D.C. to examine telephone bill cramming and explore possible solutions to reduce unauthorized third-party billing on telephone bills. The forum will focus on how the government, businesses, and...
Drip pricing is a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product’s price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process. The additional charges can be mandatory charges, such as hotel resort fees, or fees for optional upgrades and...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a roundtable to examine unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills—a practice known as “mobile cramming.”  The roundtable brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, and government regulators to explore various issues...
This study reports the results of the Federal Trade Commission’s third statistical survey of fraud in the United States. The survey found that 10.8 percent of adults in the United States – an estimated 25.6 million people -- were victims of one or more of the frauds included in the...
After allegedly misleading consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatening consumers with lawsuits, defendants in a debt collection operation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal judge has temporarily halted a Slovakia-based operation that allegedly tricked small businesses and non-profits into collectively paying millions of dollars to be listed in an online directory in which they had no interest in being listed and...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 50,395 refund checks totaling more than $1.1 million to consumers who were victimized by a telemarketing operation that allegedly tricked them into buying worthless medical discount plans.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a roundtable on May 8, 2013, in Washington, D.C., to examine unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills – a practice known as mobile cramming. The roundtable will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, and government...

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