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The Federal Trade Commission today announced a complaint against an Indiana-based firm and its president for failing to pay rebates due to thousands of consumers nationwide within the time promised, and leaving many others with no rebate checks at all for the computer equipment and other...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic announced today that Lydia B. Parnes, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, will leave the agency after 27 years to enter private law practice, and that Eileen Harrington, currently BCP Deputy Director, will serve as Acting Director.
Wachovia Bank, N.A., has mailed out over $150 million in restitution checks to more than 740,000 consumers who were victims of telemarketing fraud.
Fourteen defendants involved in the massive telemarketing scheme operated by Largo, Florida-based Suntasia Marketing, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of more than $16 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The funds obtained under the four settlements announced today are in addition...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for an upcoming two-day international conference titled “Securing Personal Data in the Global Economy.” The conference, which the FTC will host in conjunction with two international organizations, takes place March 16 and 17, 2009 and addresses...
A mortgage foreclosure rescue service that claimed that, for a $1,200 fee, they would stop foreclosure and save consumers’ homes, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law. Many consumers who paid the company ultimately lost their homes to foreclosure, and...
Three mortgage loan advertisers that allegedly deceptively touted low monthly payments and low rates without fully disclosing loan terms have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their ads violated federal law.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law will host a conference on the use of digital rights management technologies, a widespread practice that is expected to become increasingly prevalent in the U.S. marketplace in...
The FTC has approved the filing of a comment with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA PUC) concerning the PA PUC’s implementation plan for its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program. The comment also replies to the November 18, 2008, presentation made by the Retail Energy Supply...
The Federal Trade Commission today approved a notice adopting interim final rules amending Parts 3 and 4 of the agency’s Rules of Practice, and requesting public comments within 30 days of the date they are published in the Federal Register.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal district court has entered orders settling charges against three telemarketers who allegedly duped consumers, most of whom were elderly, into buying grossly overpriced household products such as garbage bags and light bulbs. The FTC’s...
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report today recommending five measures to help prevent Social Security numbers from being used for identity theft. Principal among the report’s recommendations is that Congress consider taking action to strengthen the procedures that private-sector...
Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter of Premier Capital Lending, Inc. The vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No. 072-3004; the staff contact is Jessica Rich, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2148; see press release...

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