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Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Co-Host Roundtable on Debt Collection and the Latino Community

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.

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FTC Requests Public Comment on SCI’s Application to Approve Sale of Two Cemeteries in Knoxville, Tennessee to Alliance Funeral Group, Incorporated

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s April 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. would likely be...
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FTC Charges Payment Processors Involved in I Works Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has charged seven defendants with illegally processing credit card payments on behalf of a massive Internet scam that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers by repeatedly charging them for “trial” memberships they never ordered. Three of the defendants have...
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Staff Report on Mobile Shopping Apps Found Disclosures to Consumers Are Lacking

A new staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission finds that many mobile apps for use in shopping do not provide consumers with important information – such as how the apps manage payment-related disputes or handle consumer data – prior to download. The report, “What’s the Deal? An FTC...
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FTC Obtains $26.9 Million Judgment Against Work-at-Home Scammer Who Tried to Hide His Assets from 2010 Court Judgment

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has imposed a $26.9 million judgment against the operator of a phony work-at home scheme who lied about his financial assets in an effort to hide them from the FTC when he agreed to settle with the agency in 2010 . Jonathan Eborn was one of...

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...