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Commission Announces Workshop to Explore How Fraud Affects Different Communities

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop entitled “Fraud Affects Every Community” on Oct.

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Mortgage Lead Generator Will Pay $500,000 to Settle FTC Charges That It Deceptively Advertised Mortgage Refinancing

An Internet-based operation that finds potential borrowers for mortgage refinancing lenders will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with ads that falsely claimed they could refinance their mortgages for free. “An ad that says you can...
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FTC Stops Marketers of Phony Health Care ‘Discount’ Schemes Directed at Older Americans and Spanish-Speaking Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has halted two health care scams that were designed to trick consumers into paying for phony “discount” cards, which the scammers falsely claimed would provide consumers with health insurance, or help them pay for prescription drugs. Under settlements with the FTC and a...
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FTC Staff Provides Comment to CFPB on Mobile Financial Services

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission filed a comment in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for information on the use of mobile financial systems by consumers and their potential benefits for the financial lives of underserved consumers. The FTC staff’s comment...
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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Firm Made False and Unsubstantiated Environmental Claims for its Plastic Lumber Products

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that an Illinois-based firm that manufactures, markets, and sells plastic lumber made deceptive claims in its advertising and marketing material, including that many of its products are made...

Coming Events

Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers...
Oct 16
District Of Columbia

Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in the fall and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organization to discuss issues related to the FTC’s 100-year long antitrust, consumer...
Oct 23
California

Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency. The event, titled...

Past Events

Sep 8

The Sixth Annual African Consumer Protection Dialogue Conference Strengthening the Framework for Dealing with Cross Border Consumer Violations (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Day 1: Opening ceremony and law enforcement cross-border collaboration. Day 2: Mobile payments, cyber threats and financial issues. Day 3: Remedies, energy/environmental issues, and the impact on consumers and businesses.
Jul 31

Zapping Rachel Twitter Chat

FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT FTC staff will host a Twitter Chat to discuss the Zapping Rachel robocall challenge at DEF CON 22. They will answer questions about the contest, and share information about the FTC’s work to combat these illegal calls. For...
Jun 23
District Of Columbia

Conditional Pricing Practices: Economic Analysis and Legal Policy Implications

The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of...