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The Commission has reopened the public comment period for the review of the “Cooling Off Rule” – formally known as the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations – for an additional 60 days, through September 25, 2009.
A manufacturer of magnifiers and other desktop and portable vision aids has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely claimed its products were "Made in the U.S.A." The proposed settlement prohibits the company from deceiving consumers about the degree to which its vision-...
Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved final consent orders in the matters of Kmart Corporation and Tender Corporation. The FTC’s complaints in these matters charged the companies with making false and unsubstantiated claims that their paper products were “biodegradable.”...
As part of a federal/state law enforcement initiative, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 10 a.m., Pacific Coast Time to announce an effort to crack down on mortgage-related scams. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, joined by California Attorney General Jerry Brown, today announced Operation Loan Lies, a coordinated national law enforcement effort to crack down on mortgage modification scams. The operation involves 189 actions by 25 federal and state agencies...
Scammers who duped consumers into paying a total of more than $30 million for bogus business opportunities have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that their deceptive claims violated federal law. The settlements prohibit future violations by the defendants, who promised consumers that they...
National pharmacy chain Rite Aid Corporation has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceptively advertised that its “Germ Defense” tablets and lozenges could prevent and treat colds and the flu or reduce the severity and duration of these illnesses. Rite Aid marketed the Germ...
A U.S. district court has ordered newly named defendants to stop making deceptive claims that they are affiliated with free federal government programs, such as Making Home Affordable.
TALX Corporation, a subsidiary of Equifax Inc., has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by failing to provide certain disclosures to users of their consumer reports and to entities that provide information for consumer reports. The proposed settlement...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court judge has imposed a telemarketing ban on a Canadian operation that targeted U.S. consumers with false claims that it could reduce their credit card interest rates. The court entered a permanent injunction that puts the...
The operators of a debt collection company that used false threats and other unlawful tactics to collect consumers’ debts have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated federal law. The settlements bar future violations and require the defendants to pay $225,000.
A U.S. district court has ordered key players in an international spam ring to give up $3.7 million that they made by sending out illegal e-mail messages pitching bogus hoodia weight-loss products and a “human growth hormone” pill they claimed reversed the aging process.

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