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We often get questions about how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act applies in the school setting. The COPPA Rule gives parents control over what information “an operator of a Web site or online service” – yes, that includes apps – can collect from their kids under 13....
53 and it’s likely to go up. That’s the number of data security law enforcement actions the FTC has settled so far. The facts of each case are different, but distilled down to the basics, they stand for one central proposition: Your company’s data security measures should be...
57,606,609. That’s the staggering number of illegal telemarketing calls a federal judge in Illinois has ruled that satellite TV company Dish Network is liable for. The Order granting partial summary judgment against Dish is the latest development in an ongoing case filed by the...
A chocolate cake that causes weight loss? A recliner that tones your abs while you watch TV? They’re in our pantheon of products we’d buy in a second. Here’s something to add to that list: a videogame scientifically proven to help kids focus, enhance memory, boost attention, and...
The FTC has brought a number of cases against payday lenders who use deceptive or unfair tactics. But a just-announced settlement with online lenders AMG Services and MNE Services comes with a twist: This time it’s the lenders who will be paying – and it’s the FTC’s largest recovery...
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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:
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.
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
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The Federal Trade Commission has issued a follow-up study of credit report accuracy that found most consumers who previously reported an unresolved error on one of their three major credit reports believe that at least one piece of disputed information on their report is still inaccurate.
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.
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment period on proposed changes to its Used Car Rule from January 30, 2015, to March 17, 2015.
In November 2014, the FTC sought public comments on the proposed changes. The Commission is extending the time for submitting public comments in...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a complaint against a Texas-based debt collection operation and its current and former principals for illegally threatening consumers with false claims that unless they pay a debt, they will face legal action or wage garnishment. The complaint was filed in...
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois has found Dish Network liable for tens of millions of calls that violated the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including Do Not Call, entity-specific, and abandoned-call violations.
To help Spanish-speaking consumers know their rights when dealing with debt collectors, the Federal Trade Commission has created a Spanish-language graphic novel, Cobradores de Deuda, which describes the rules debt collectors must follow, and what consumers should do if they don’t.
Para ayudar a los consumidores hispanohablantes a saber cuáles son sus derechos cuando lidian con los cobradores de deudas, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) ha creado una novela gráfica, Cobradores de Deuda, que describe las reglas que debe cumplir un cobrador de deudas y lo que deben hacer...
A Texas company and its officers must stop making unsubstantiated claims that their computer game, Jungle Rangers, permanently improves children’s focus, memory, attention, behavior, and school performance, including for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), under a...
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