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Educational services company WordSmart Corporation and its president have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed the company’s programs to the parents of school-age children in advertising that included a television infomercial featuring quiz show host...
Como parte de un acuerdo resolutorio de $105 millones de dólares con funcionarios a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley del ámbito federal y estatal, la compañía AT&T Mobility Inc. le pagará $80 millones de dólares a la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) para otorgar reembolsos a los consumidores...
Consumers who believe they were charged without their authorization can visit www.ftc.gov/att to submit a refund claim.
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will join FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and state attorneys general representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia to announce a major U.S. government enforcement action.
Federal Trade Commission staff filed a comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of Treasury, in which FinCEN proposed a rule to clarify and strengthen existing customer due diligence requirements for financial...
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for consumers to submit comments regarding the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) through November 13, 2014. On July 31, 2014, the FTC announced that it had begun a review of the TSR, as part of its systematic review of the Commission’s...
A sweepstakes operator that took millions of dollars from consumers throughout the United States and dozens of other countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Japan, is banned from the prize promotion business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court halted a telemarketing scheme that tricked senior citizens by pretending to be part of Medicare, and took millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts without their consent. As part of its ongoing work to protect every community from...
The Federal Trade Commission has extended until Oct. 31 the deadline for public comments related to its recent workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” Instructions for providing public comments to the Commission regarding the workshop can be found on the workshop’s webpage. The...
The companies have settled charges that slimming claims for their caffeine-infused products were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that cosmetics company L’Oréal USA, Inc. made deceptive advertising claims about its Lancôme Génifique and L’Oréal Paris Youth Code skincare products.
“The court decision announced today is a major win for consumers nationwide,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “It affirms that marketers can’t get away with using misleading sales pitches and then burying ‘disclaimers’ in lengthy documents given to consumers...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y la Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB) han anunciado la agenda de la mesa redonda organizada conjuntamente por ambas agencias que se llevará a cabo el 23 de octubre de 2014 en Long Beach, California.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have announced the agenda for the roundtable the agencies will co-host in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014.
The Federal Trade Commission has halted the abusive debt collection practices of an operation that used fictitious names and threatened consumers into paying debts they may not have owed. Under settlements with the FTC and a default judgment by the court, Pinnacle Payment Services, LLC and its...
After reviewing numerous national television and print advertisements, staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to more than 60 companies – including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the country – that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri-based company that allegedly deceptively marketed specialized computers designed to produce Bitcoins, a payment system sometimes referred to as “virtual currency.”
In a comment filed Friday with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission provided information on its enforcement, policy and education work related to consumer privacy and data security as applied to residential broadband Internet services.
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 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...

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