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– Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order with Bioque Technologies, Inc. The vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No. 082-3095; the staff contact is Richard Cleland, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3088; see press release dated...
The Federal Trade Commission will suspend enforcement of the new “Red Flags Rule” until May 1, 2009, to give creditors and financial institutions additional time in which to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs.
In their latest effort to defraud the public, con artists claiming to work for the Federal Trade Commission are calling consumers and claiming that they have won a lottery or sweepstakes. As the nation’s consumer protection agency, the FTC never collects money directly from consumers. But the...
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is hosting a Town Hall meeting on medical identity theft at the Federal Trade Commission’s satellite building in Washington, DC. The Town Hall will focus on how...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its final U.S. roundtable to be held as part of the ongoing agency initiative “FTC at 100: Into Our Second Century.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Fordham University School of Law on October 24, 2008. It will focus...
A U.S. district court has ordered a halt to the operations of a vast international spam network that peddled prescription drugs and bogus male-enhancement products. The network has been identified as the largest “spam gang” in the world by the anti-spam organization Spamhaus. The Federal Trade...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its third U.S. roundtable to be held as part of the ongoing agency initiative “FTC at 100: Into Our Second Century.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Boston University School of Management on October 14, 2008. The...
Online scammers are taking advantage of tough economic times. While e-mails phishing for sensitive data are nothing new, scammers are taking advantage of upheavals in the financial marketplace to confuse consumers into parting with valuable personal information.
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that Joel Winston, Associate Director for Privacy and Identity Protection in the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, has received the 2008 Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a free two-day Fraud Forum on February 25 and 26, 2009, in Washington, DC. The Forum will examine how the FTC can more effectively protect consumers from fraudulent schemes. The first day of the Forum will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity...

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