Tag: Consumer Protection

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A subsidiary of diet plan marketer Medifast Inc. will pay a $3.7 million civil penalty to settle
The Federal Trade Commission filed deceptive advertising charges against two  marketers of remedies for bed bug infestations, who allegedly failed to back up overhyped claims that they could prevent and eliminate infestations using natural ingredients, such as cinnamon and cedar oil.  One marketer...
There are lots of good reasons for infomercial marketers and other retailers to abide by truth-in-advertising principles.  But for people who insist on a dollars-and-cents rationale, the Court-ordered $478 million price tag for violations related to national ads for money-making...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on changes the agency is proposing that would eliminate unnecessary requirements on companies that sell fur products to give them more flexibility on labeling, and update the Fur Products Name Guide that lists common animal names allowed on...
Are you in the mobile app business?  If so, you’re probably considering some important questions, like what to tell users about your app, what information to collect from users, and what to do with any information you collect.  Whether you work for a tech giant or are striking out on...
The Federal Trade Commission has published a guide to help mobile application developers observe truth-in-advertising and basic privacy principles when marketing new mobile apps.  The FTC’s new publication, “Marketing Your Mobile App:  Get It Right from the Start,” notes t
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks to 4,468 consumers nationwide who allegedly were defrauded by a telemarketer who used robocalls to pitch worthless credit card rate reduction programs for an up-front fee. Each consumer will receive a check for between $31 and $1,300, based on...
The FTC will provide refunds to nearly 13,000 consumers who paid significantly more for their drugs than they expected based on allegedly deceptive pricing claims made by CVS Caremark. Consumers eligible for refunds will receive all of the amount they overpaid for the drugs.
Earlier this year, the FTC settled five law enforcement actions against companies making allegedly deceptive energy savings claims for their replacement windows.  Now the FTC has sent letters to 14 window manufacturers and one window glass manufacturer, warning that they may be...
The Federal Trade Commission warned 14 window manufacturers and one window glass manufacturer that they may be making unsupported energy savings claims for replacement windows. The warning letters are part of an FTC effort to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful and based on solid...
Tell people your baby is adorable and no doubt you have the photos to back it up.  But market a product called “Your Baby Can Read!” and you better have real proof.  According to a lawsuit filed by the FTC, ads for the “Your Baby Can Read!” program made false and deceptive claims...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 153,109 checks for $40.45 each to consumers who were deceived by supplement marketers National Urological Group and Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. A federal district court ruled in favor of the FTC in 2008, ordering the defendants to provide money for refunds....
As part of its ongoing efforts to stop over-hyped advertising claims, the Federal Trade Commission has filed false advertising charges against the marketers of Your Baby Can Read! – a program that was widely touted in infomercials and on the Internet.  The program uses videos, flash cards, and pop...
The FTC’s multimillion dollar settlement involving the Ab Circle Pro exercise device is great news for consumers.  But what does it say to businesses?
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,897 refund checks to consumers who allegedly were deceived by false promises that they could get federal jobs if they paid for study materials or counseling services to help them pass an exam, even though often there were no exams or jobs.  Under...

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