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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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FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Future Competition in Generic Injectable Tuberculosis Drug Market

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Akorn, Inc.’s acquisition of VersaPharm Inc. and its parent company, VPI Holdings Corp., would have likely been anticompetitive. Under the order, first announced in August 2014, Akorn is...
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FTC Approves Four SCI Applications to Divest Funeral and Cemetery Assets in Georgia and Tennessee

Following public comment periods, the Federal Trade Commission has approved four applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to divest certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
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FTC Action Halts Online High School Diploma Mill That Made $11 Million Selling Worthless Diplomas to Students

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Florida has temporarily halted a diploma mill that allegedly grossed more than $11 million from marketing and selling fake high school diplomas online to consumers nationwide. The court imposed a temporary restraining order to halt...
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FTC Mails More Than 400,000 Claim Forms to Possible Victims of Alleged LeanSpa Scam

The Federal Trade Commission, through an administrator, is mailing 449,044 claim forms to consumers who may have lost money after buying LeanSpa, a supplement whose marketers allegedly made deceptive weight loss claims. The claim forms are intended to help determine which consumers are eligible for...

Coming Events

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...
Oct 29
District Of Columbia

Fraud Affects Every Community

This workshop will examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, servicemembers and veterans, low-income communities, and African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.

Past Events

Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Federal Trade Commission hosted 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.
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...