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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...
Commission approval of final consent orders – Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning We Give Loans, Inc., as well as the issuance of letters to the commenters of record. The vote approving issuance of the final...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its second 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 Searle Center at Northwestern University School of Law on...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will hold two public workshops and roundtables this fall to examine emerging health care competition and consumer protection issues. The events, which will be held in Washington, DC, will focus on two distinct areas in which competition and...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the marketer of a work-at-home business opportunity with violating federal law by falsely promising Spanish-speaking consumers substantial income for stuffing envelopes. The Commission seeks to prevent further violations and to obtain redress for affected...
Two brothers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers with false earnings claims for work-at-home schemes involving free government grants, mystery shopping, online surveys, and data entry. Under the proposed settlement, they are banned from marketing work-...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a “Transatlantic RFID Workshop on Consumer Privacy and Data Security” on September 23, 2008, to explore emerging applications of radio frequency identification technology and their implications for consumer protection policy. The workshop will bring together...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic announced today that Nancy Ness Judy, Director of the Office of Public Affairs, will leave the agency, and that Claudia Bourne Farrell, currently a Senior Public Affairs Specialist, has been named Acting Director. He also announced that Peter...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced two amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). One will expressly bar telemarketing calls that deliver prerecorded messages, unless a consumer previously has agreed to accept such calls from the seller. The other related technical amendment...
Commission approval of amended complaint – The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the ongoing litigation against Select Personnel Management, Inc., d/b/a Select Management Solutions, and its principal James Stewart. According to the FTC’s original complaint in this...

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