At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted, pending litigation, an Oklahoma City-based operation that allegedly bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from small businesses, doctors’ offices, retirement homes, and religious schools throughout the country by...
The Federal Trade Commission today released a staff report stating that compliance by real estate advertisers with federal credit advertising laws in major newspapers in 42 cities has risen to 90 percent, up from 86 percent in early 1984, as a result of a continuing FTC effort.
Since January 1983...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the Safe Harbor Program of iKeepSafe, also known as the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, as a safe harbor oversight program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the agency’s COPPA Rule.
The final defendant charged by the Federal Trade Commission in a business opportunity scheme that he falsely claimed would enable consumers to earn a significant income by affiliate marketing with websites of well-known companies such as Prada, Sony, Louis Vuitton, and Verizon has agreed to settle.
American Tax Relief bilked financially distressed consumers by falsely claiming it could reduce their tax debts.
Ensuring that consumers are protected in the growing mobile environment is a top priority at the FTC.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged seven defendants with illegally processing credit card payments on behalf of a massive Internet scam that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers by repeatedly charging them for “trial” memberships they never ordered. Three of the defendants...
A new staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission finds that many mobile apps for use in shopping do not provide consumers with important information – such as how the apps manage payment-related disputes or handle consumer data – prior to download.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has imposed a $26.9 million judgment against the operator of a phony work-at home scheme who lied about his financial assets in an effort to hide them from the FTC when he agreed to settle with the agency in 2010.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided an update on issues related to the placement of unauthorized charges on consumers’ mobile phone bills, a practice known as mobile cramming.
FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT
FTC staff will host a Twitter Chat to discuss the Zapping Rachel robocall challenge at DEF CON 22. They will answer questions about the contest, and share information about the FTC’s work to combat these illegal calls.
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich will occur as follows:
Date: July 28, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. ETCall-in: 800-230-1951; confirmation number 333099
Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Jessica...