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The Federal Trade Commission has launched its Web site and blog for National Consumer Protection Week 2010, which will be held March 7-13. Consumer.gov/ncpw, encourages people to learn about their rights as consumers, and promotes free resources to help them protect their privacy, manage money and...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Fraud Forum staff report that examines more effective ways to protect consumers from fraudulent schemes and focus the collective knowledge and experience of forum participants to fight fraud. The February 2009 Forum was attended by academics, consumer...
FTC Announces Lower Price Cap for Extra Credit Report Copies The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it is lowering from $11 to $10.50 the maximum amount that consumer reporting agencies are allowed to charge consumers for an extra copy of their credit report. The Commission announced the...
A federal court has jailed the marketer of a deceptive envelope-stuffing scheme for ignoring a court order that required him to stop his illegal practices.
FTC Approves Final Consent Order in Matter Concerning Dyna-E International, Inc. Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter of Dyna-E International, Inc. and a letter to the public commenter. The FTC’s administrative complaint charged Dyna-E...
The Federal Trade Commission has joined an effort to alert consumers to online deceptive marketing connected to free trial offers that require individuals to cancel or opt-out of a recurring charge for future products or services.
A new booklet released today by the Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies helps parents and teachers steer kids safely through the online and mobile phone worlds.
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted a comment supporting a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is designed to improve the information that health insurers give to enrollees in Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug benefit plans, so that...
WHO: Jon Leibowitz, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission                                                   8:45 a.m. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services               9:00 a.m.
The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers to be skeptical of anyone trying to sell test kits, inspections, or quick fixes for problems caused by imported drywall that has turned out to be contaminated.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report that examines the incidence of sexually and violently explicit content in online virtual worlds. The congressionally mandated report, “Virtual Worlds and Kids: Mapping the Risks,” urges operators of virtual worlds to take a number of steps to keep...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its second major law enforcement effort this year targeting telemarketers who violated the Do Not Call Rule and other laws by making hundreds of thousands or even millions of pre-recorded robocalls to consumers. The cases announced today target three...
In conjunction with the organizers of the World Cup, the Federal Trade Commission is warning soccer fans that they could become victims of scams. In some cases, Web sites that offer tickets for sale are run by con artists who don’t really have tickets. In other cases, consumers buy “tickets” and...
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Federal Trade Commission has 12 tweets about watching your wallet, shopping wisely, and protecting your personal information. If you tweet or update your status on a social networking page, the FTC hopes you’ll post one of these short messages...
The Commission has approved an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Grant Writers Institute, LLC and its related entities. The FTC’s original complaint, announced in October 2009, charged the defendants with falsely telling consumers that they were eligible for grants as part...
The Federal Trade Commission today told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce that the FTC has cracked down on the deceptive marketing of prepaid phone cards, and that pending legislation would benefit consumers by giving the...
Marketers of violent music, movies, and video games can do more to restrict the promotion of these products to children, according to the seventh in a series of Federal Trade Commission reports on marketing violent entertainment to children.

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