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New Federal Trade Commission actions have stopped three Montreal-based telemarketing operations that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from small businesses, churches, nonprofits and local government agencies by charging them for unwanted listings in online “yellow pages” directories. In...
The Federal Trade Commission is launching its first “fotonovela” as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community. Impostores del Gobierno follows the story of a young woman who responds to a call from a man who claims to be from the government...
An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 196,969 checks averaging $47.51 each to consumers who purchased an abdominal exercise device known as the Ab Circle Pro.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to fight telephone scams that harm millions of Americans, especially “grandparent” and other imposter scams where callers trick seniors into sending them money by pretending to be a friend or relative in distress...
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described how it evaluates the potential competitive effects of regulating occupations, trades, and professions, and the agency’s efforts to promote competition among professionals.
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 “Debt...
The settlement with TriVita, Inc. is part of the FTC’s ongoing efforts to stop over-hyped health claims.
The operators of a Tampa, Florida-based payday loan broker scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely promised to help consumers get loans, but instead used consumers’ personal financial data to take money from their bank accounts without their consent.
FTC’s lawsuit seeks a court order requiring refunds to consumers for the unauthorized charges...
The Federal Trade Commission, along with more than 30 public and private sector organizations, are collaborating to provide military consumers with free resources about managing their money, avoiding scams, and dealing with identity theft in celebration of the second annual Military Consumer...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks totaling $499,701.84 to 229 consumers who paid the Lucas Law Center an advance fee for mortgage loan modifications the company falsely claimed it would obtain for them.
The Federal Trade Commission has amended its Used Auto Parts Guides, which are designed to prevent the unfair or deceptive marketing of used motor vehicle parts and assemblies containing used parts, such as engines and transmissions.  The Guides refer to such parts and assemblies as “industry...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on its Hobby Protection Rules as part of its systematic review of all FTC rules and guides.
The Federal Trade Commission added new charges of mobile cramming to a complaint the agency previously filed against a group of scammers who allegedly sent millions of unwanted text messages and robocalls to consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission has renewed its partnership with law enforcement agencies in Saskatchewan, Canada, through December 31, 2018, to combat fraudulent cross-border marketing practices.
En una demanda presentada hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), está acusando a la compañía T-Mobile USA, Inc. de ganar cientos de millones de dólares colocando cargos en las facturas de telefonía móvil por supuestas suscripciones “premium” de mensajes de texto que,...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich will occur as follows: Date: July 1, 2014Time: 2:45 p.m. ET Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Jessica Rich and FTC staff will be available to take...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted a Georgia-based operation from using deception and threats to collect $3.5 million in phantom payday loan “debts” that consumers didn’t owe pending trial.

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