Tag: Consumer Protection

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At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has issued a temporary halt to a massive “scareware” scheme, which falsely claimed that scans had detected viruses, spyware, and illegal pornography on consumers’ computers. According to the FTC, the scheme has tricked more than...
The Federal Trade Commission has successfully settled the second of 13 complaints brought as part of the multi-agency “Operation Tele-PHONEY” law enforcement sweep in May 2008 against deceptive telemarketers and the companies they operated throughout the United States.
The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with two international organizations, will host a two-day international conference: “Securing Personal Data in the Global Economy.” The conference addresses how companies can manage personal data-security issues in a global information environment where...
The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges it brought against a group of Canadian telemarketers who allegedly deceived U.S. consumers through the fraudulent sale of telephone calling cards. As a result of the settlement, the court has permanently barred the defendants from engaging in...
An operation that lured consumers with promises that they could earn big money as trained and certified “mystery shoppers ” has agreed to pay $850,000 to settle charges of deceptive marketing and contempt. Mystery shoppers are paid to shop or dine out and then provide reports about the experience...
A Utah-based operation that lured online customers with free samples of a purported weight-loss supplement in a scheme to obtain their credit or debit card information has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive and unfair marketing, and of violations of...
Effective today, any telemarketing call that delivers a prerecorded message must include a quick and easy way to opt-out of receiving future calls. The opt-out must work both for consumers who answer these calls in person and for those whose answering machines or voicemail services receive the...
The Federal Trade Commission has rescinded guidance issued in 1966 that generally permitted statements concerning tar and nicotine yields if they were based on the Cambridge Filter Method, sometimes called the FTC method. As a result, advertisers should no longer use terms suggesting the FTC’s...
Complaints are on the rise about a scam that preys on a grandparent’s love, according to the Federal Trade Commission. A scammer calls posing as a grandchild in distress, and tries to put the squeeze on the grandparent to wire money for repairing a car, paying a fine, or getting out of trouble in...
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Nevada have charged 10 related Internet payday lenders and their principals, based mainly in the United Kingdom, with violating federal and state law by not disclosing key loan terms to U.S. consumers and using abusive and deceptive collection tactics.
A Texas-based mortgage lender has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by failing to provide reasonable security to protect sensitive customer data. The lender made the data vulnerable, the complaint alleges, by allowing a third-party home seller to access the data...
The marketers of dietary supplements that purportedly prevented and treated diabetes have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they engaged in deceptive advertising practices. According to the FTC’s complaint, Glucorell, Inc. and Anafit, Inc., both based in Orlando, Florida, made false...

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