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The marketers of dietary supplements that purportedly prevented and treated diabetes have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they engaged in deceptive advertising practices. According to the FTC’s complaint, Glucorell, Inc. and Anafit, Inc., both based in Orlando, Florida, made false...
A Texas-based mortgage lender has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by failing to provide reasonable security to protect sensitive customer data. The lender made the data vulnerable, the complaint alleges, by allowing a third-party home seller to access the data...
The Federal Trade Commission today denied requests that the Commission extend the time within which public comments can be filed on proposed revisions to Parts 3 and 4 of the agency’s Rules of Practice governing administrative litigation before the Commission. The requests were made by three...
The Federal Trade Commission today launched a new Web site to introduce kids to key consumer and business concepts. Set in a shopping mall, http://www.ftc.gov/YouAreHere takes kids on an experiential journey that presents the FTC’s mission and its important role in American commerce. Kids under 12...
– Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order with Bioque Technologies, Inc. The vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No. 082-3095; the staff contact is Richard Cleland, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3088; see press release dated...
The Halloween season spells big business for the cosmetic contact lens industry, as consumers shop for just the right lenses to play the part of a mummy or vampire, or to change the color of their eyes for the evening. But as the nation’s consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law will host a half-day public workshop in Dallas on Thursday, November 13, 2008, on how businesses can better secure personal information and protect the privacy of consumers and employees.
The Federal Trade Commission will suspend enforcement of the new “Red Flags Rule” until May 1, 2009, to give creditors and financial institutions additional time in which to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs.
In their latest effort to defraud the public, con artists claiming to work for the Federal Trade Commission are calling consumers and claiming that they have won a lottery or sweepstakes. As the nation’s consumer protection agency, the FTC never collects money directly from consumers. But the...
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is hosting a Town Hall meeting on medical identity theft at the Federal Trade Commission’s satellite building in Washington, DC. The Town Hall will focus on how...
A U.S. district court has ordered a halt to the operations of a vast international spam network that peddled prescription drugs and bogus male-enhancement products. The network has been identified as the largest “spam gang” in the world by the anti-spam organization Spamhaus. The Federal Trade...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its final U.S. roundtable to be held as part of the ongoing agency initiative “FTC at 100: Into Our Second Century.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Fordham University School of Law on October 24, 2008. It will focus...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its third U.S. roundtable to be held as part of the ongoing agency initiative “FTC at 100: Into Our Second Century.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Boston University School of Management on October 14, 2008. The...
Online scammers are taking advantage of tough economic times. While e-mails phishing for sensitive data are nothing new, scammers are taking advantage of upheavals in the financial marketplace to confuse consumers into parting with valuable personal information.
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that Joel Winston, Associate Director for Privacy and Identity Protection in the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, has received the 2008 Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a free two-day Fraud Forum on February 25 and 26, 2009, in Washington, DC. The Forum will examine how the FTC can more effectively protect consumers from fraudulent schemes. The first day of the Forum will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity...
Under the terms of a court order announced by the Federal Trade Commission today, a Florida-based telemarketer and his company have been barred from violating the FTC Act, the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), and its Do Not Call (DNC) Rule, and will pay nearly $1 million to provide redress...
In cooperation with law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the United States and Canada, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference to announce deceptive advertising complaints it has filed against online peddlers of bogus cancer cures. WHO: Lydia Parnes, Director, FTC Bureau...
In cooperation with law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the United States and Canada, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference to announce deceptive advertising complaints it has filed against online peddlers of bogus cancer cures. WHO: Lydia Parnes, Director, FTC Bureau...
The Federal Trade Commission charged two credit repair marketers with violating federal law by collecting advance payment for credit repair services and falsely promising to remove derogatory information from consumers’ credit reports – even if the information is accurate and not obsolete. At the...

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