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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...
CVS Caremark has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to take reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect the sensitive financial and medical information of its customers and employees, in violation of federal law. In a separate but related agreement, the...
This year’s National Consumer Protection Week – sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and a variety of government agencies and national consumer groups – features as its theme “Nuts and Bolts: Tools for Today’s Economy.” Whether consumers are trying to stretch their paychecks, find a quick fix...
Federal Trade Commission staff today issued a report describing its ongoing examination of online behavioral advertising and setting forth revisions to proposed principles to govern self-regulatory efforts in this area. The key issue concerns how online advertisers can best protect consumers’...
In a case that affects consumers throughout the nation, the Federal Trade Commission has charged a mortgage foreclosure “rescue” company with falsely claiming that it will stop foreclosure or fully refund consumers’ money. A federal court ordered a halt to the alleged practices and froze the...
Major prepaid calling card companies have agreed to pay $2.25 million as part of a settlement to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false claims to consumers about the number of minutes of talk time their prepaid calling cards would provide. The companies targeted their...
Two dietary supplement marketers that lured consumers on the Internet with allegedly deceptive weight-loss claims and bogus “free” sample offers, and then debited their bank accounts or charged their credit cards for continuing shipments without their consent, have agreed to settle Federal Trade...
An online seller of computer supplies and other consumer electronics has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by failing to provide reasonable security to protect sensitive customer data.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted the deceptive advertising campaign and frozen the assets of an operation claiming its device can boost automobile gas mileage by at least 50 percent and “turn any vehicle into a hybrid.” The Commission is...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic announced today that Mary Beth Richards, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, will leave the agency to return to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and that Mary K. Engle, currently Associate Director in the Bureau’s...

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