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Email Spammer Settles FTC Charges: Tricked Consumers With False Information About the Affordable Care Act

An email spammer and his company will pay $350,000 to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they sent deceptive emails in advance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) roll-out, falsely claiming that consumers

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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that “BrainStrong Adult” Supplement Marketers Made Deceptive Memory Improvement Claims

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that supplement marketers i-Health, Inc. and Martek Biosciences made deceptive claims while advertising their BrainStrong Adult dietary supplement. The FTC’s complaint against i-Health and...
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FTC Alerts Major Retailers to Concerns About Concussion Protection Claims for Athletic Mouthguards Made on Websites

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters to five major retailers , alerting them to concerns about whether there is adequate substantiation for concussion-protection claims made for athletic mouthguards sold on their web sites. “Given all of the news reports in the past few years...
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FTC Approves Final Order in Case Against GMR Transcription Services

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving FTC allegations that GMR Transcription Services, Inc., engaged in deceptive and unfair information security practices that exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers online, in some...
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Federal Trade Commission Joins Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Filing Amicus Brief in Debt Collection Case

The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in filing an amicus brief in the matter of Hernandez v. Williams, Zinman & Parham, P.C (WCP) (Case No. 2:12-cv-00731, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit). The case concerns the...

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

We are now accepting submissions for the Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference. Please see the Call for Papers for details. The deadline for paper submission has been extended June 13, 2014.
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

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...
Jun 11
Illinois

Midwest Region 2012 Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the Attorneys General of Illinois, Kentucky and Iowa, the U.S. Department of Justice, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss issues...