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FTC Charges Data Broker with Facilitating the Theft of Millions of Dollars from Consumers' Accounts

A data broker operation sold the sensitive personal information of hundreds of thousands of consumers – including Social Security and bank account numbers – to scammers who allegedly debited millions from their accounts, the Federal Trade Commission charged in a complaint filed today.

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Marketer Who Promoted a Green Coffee Bean Weight-Loss Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges

Lindsey Duncan and the companies he controlled have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively touted the supposed weight-loss benefits of green coffee bean extract through a campaign that included appearances on The Dr. Oz Show , The View , and other television...
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Tax ID Theft Tops FTC Complaints in 2014; IRS Imposter Complaints Up More Than 2,300 Percent

Tax-related identity theft was the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, while the number of complaints from consumers about criminals impersonating IRS officials was nearly 24 times more than in 2013, according to FTC statistics released today. The...
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FTC, DOJ to Host Second Public Workshop on Examining U.S. Health Care Competition

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will jointly host the second workshop in the series, Examining Health Care Competition , on February 24-25, 2015, in the Constitution Center Auditorium located at 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20024. The...
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FTC Seeks Comment on Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing amendments to its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Enacted in 1967, the FPLA requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to help consumers compare products. In...

Coming Events

Jan 27

Webinar on Tax Identity Theft and IRS Imposter Scams

Hosted by the FTC, AARP, and TIGTA Open to everyone To join the webinar: Click "Join Now" Enter the event number: 997 867 542 and event password: M33ting To hear the webinar: Call (800) 230-1074                Enter confirmation Number: 350395
Jan 29

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Twitter Chat

The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center will co-host a Twitter chat about tax ID theft. Follow @FTC where consumers can join the conversation on #IDTheftChat. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
Feb 9

Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission, the Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs and the State Bar of California invite you to attend a conference on Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers. The conference will bring together legal services lawyers, law...

Past Events

Jan 26

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year. This year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week will include:
Nov 18
Washington

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’...