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Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

The court imposed the judgment after finding Atalla had hid assets and misrepresented his financial condition to the agency.

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FTC Concludes Review of AgeCheq’s Initial Proposed COPPA Verifiable Parental Consent Method

Following a public comment period and review of AgeCheq, Inc.’s initial proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule verifiable parental consent method, the Federal Trade Commission has denied the company’s application. In its application, AgeCheq proposed a real-time common consent...
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FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Changes to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking supplemental public comments on proposed changes to the agency’s Used Car Rule and the Used Car Buyers Guide that the Rule requires dealers to display. The Commission is not adopting any final amendments to the Rule at this time. The Used Motor Vehicle Trade...
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FTC Halts Advance Fee Recovery Scheme Targeting Victims of Timeshare Resale and Investment Scams

The defendants in a federal court action brought by the FTC have agreed to stop operating an advance fee recovery scheme for the duration of the on-going litigation. The FTC seeks to permanently stop the operation, which in the past year took close to $1.3 million from consumers, many of them...
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FTC Will Keep Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its review of the Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule (the Unavailability Rule) and will keep it in its current form. The Unavailability Rule, issued in 1971, prohibits retail food stores from advertising prices for food, grocery...

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Nov 18

NW Common Ground Conference

Nov 7
District Of Columbia

100th Anniversary Symposium

For 100 years, the Federal Trade Commission has distinguished itself as a unique and nimble institution. The FTC continually evolves and innovates to promote competition and protect consumers. Please join the five current Commissioners as they lead a day-long examination of the FTC’...
Nov 6
District Of Columbia

100th Anniversary Dinner

On the evening of November 6, 2014, the FTC will co-host an anniversary dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC with the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.  Tickets For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s registration page.