Tag: Consumer Protection

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The Federal Trade Commission today outlined the biggest challenges facing consumer protection agencies in the used car market in testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
The Federal Trade Commission, the Center on Law and Information Policy of Fordham Law School, the New York State Consumer Protection Board, and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs will sponsor a free, full-day identity theft workshop in New York City on Wednesday, April 29, 2009....
The Federal Trade Commission today announced three federal court actions – two settled with agreed-upon final orders and the third in continuing litigation – against sellers that allegedly made deceptive claims for a variety of home insulation products.
A consumer reporting agency that failed to properly screen prospective customers and, as a result, sold at least 318 credit reports to identity thieves, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law. Under the settlement, the company and its principal must...
The Federal Trade Commission has posted on its Web site a calculator that gives consumers an estimate of how long it will take them to pay off their credit card balance. Developed by the Federal Reserve Board, the calculator is being provided in connection with the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...
The FTC is warning consumers that they could get stung by an economic stimulus scam.  The scams come in different forms.  Right now, on the Web and in e-mail, scammers are telling consumers they can help them qualify for a payment from President Obama's economic stimulus package.  All they have...
To help parents better understand their childrens’ online privacy rights, the Federal Trade Commission has developed a new article, Protecting Kids’ Privacy. The article is posted at OnGuardOnline.gov, a Web site sponsored by the federal government and the technology industry to help users stay on...
President Barack Obama designated Jon Leibowitz as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission by a White House Order dated March 2, 2009. “I am honored and grateful that President Obama has selected me to lead this remarkable agency,” Leibowitz said. “I look forward to continuing our rich tradition...
Virtual worlds – online “places” where people use graphic characters known as avatars to represent themselves – can expose children and teenagers to inappropriate activity or violence. To help parents protect their children and understand these virtual places, the Federal Trade Commission has...
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report today recommending that the debt collection legal system be reformed and modernized to reflect changes in consumer debt, the debt collection industry, and technology. The report describes the changes the FTC believes will provide better consumer...
The Federal Trade Commission today released the list of top consumer complaints received by the agency in 2008. The list, contained in the publication “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2008,” showed that for the ninth year in a row, identity theft was the number one...
In a case filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Nevada, a federal court has ordered a halt to certain practices by seven U.S.-based companies and an individual operating as part of an international Internet payday lending operation. They were charged with failing to disclose key...
The Federal Trade Commission staff will host a forum on March 12, 2009 to gather input for its upcoming education program on advertising literacy for “tweens,” or kids who are 8 to 12 years old. At the forum, experts on advertising and marketing to kids will discuss a range of issues, including:
A U.S. district court has granted a summary judgment against Ira N. Rubin and default judgments against 22 corporations that Rubin owned or controlled. The final court orders permanently bar Rubin and the corporate defendants from engaging in telemarketing and payment processing activities and...

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