Tag: Consumer Protection

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The Federal Trade Commission has launched a Web site to help entities covered by the Red Flags Rule design and implement identity theft prevention programs. The Rule requires “creditors” and “financial institutions” to develop written programs to identify the warning signs of ID theft, spot them...
A group of sellers and telemarketers charged in 2008’s “Operation Tele-PHONEY” interagency law enforcement sweep have agreed to post a $5 million performance bond before calling consumers and have been barred from violating federal law, including the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales...
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has a new Web site at ftc.gov/MoneyMatters for people dealing with debt; struggling to find a job; or trying to create a budget, save, and spend wisely during these difficult times. Money Matters offers short, practical tips,...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today issued the FTC’s 2009 Annual Report at the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting in Washington, DC. “The FTC in 2009,” available on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/reports/index.shtm, describes the...
The U.S. Department of Justice, at the Federal Trade Commission’s request, filed suit today in federal district court charging that satellite television provider Dish Network, directly and through its authorized dealers, called numerous consumers whose numbers are on the National Do Not Call...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has ordered two companies to stop falsely advertising that they are part of a government-endorsed mortgage assistance network and that they successfully modify mortgages for almost all of their clients or else give refunds. In...
Federal investigators working undercover in seven states during 2008 found significant violations of the Funeral Rule at 26 of 104 funeral homes visited. The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces the Funeral Rule, conducts undercover inspections of funeral homes every year to help ensure...
QVC, Inc., a TV home shopping channel and one of the world’s largest multimedia retailers, has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it made false and unsubstantiated claims about three types of dietary supplements in violation of an FTC order, and about an...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged seven related companies with violating federal law by falsely promising to remove negative information from consumers’ credit reports, even information that is accurate and current, and by charging an up-front fee and failing to provide written disclosures...
A company that sold telephones and telephone services through retailers nationwide has been barred from failing to provide the rebates it promised to consumers in a timely manner. The Federal Trade Commission charged the company with deceptive marketing by promising consumers they would receive...
– The FTC has approved an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) under the Appliance Labeling Rule for publication in the Federal Register. As detailed in the notice, which will be published soon and is available now on the FTC’s Web site as a link to this press release, Section 325 of the...
Despite the musical claims of some TV commercials, the only authorized source to get your free annual credit report under federal law is AnnualCreditReport.com.  To reinforce this message, the Federal Trade Commission is featuring two new videos with their own catchy tunes. Both videos are...

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