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(CORRECTED) At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as software that was otherwise available for free.
The court imposed the judgment after finding Atalla had hid assets and misrepresented his financial condition to the agency.
The Federal Trade Commission filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. As the lead federal agency charged with protecting consumer privacy, the FTC in its comment commends NHTSA for...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two final orders settling charges that the former CEO and co-founder of an Atlanta-based marketing operation and his company deceived consumers with promises that their Healthe Trim supplements would burn fat, increase...
A petición de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), una corte federal de distrito de Miami ha ordenado la clausura temporaria de una operación de cobranza de deudas fantasmas que engañó y maltrató a miles de consumidores hispanohablantes de todo el país con la intención de...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Miami has temporarily shut down a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that deceived and abused thousands of Spanish-speaking consumers across the country in an attempt to collect money they did not even owe. According to...
How fraud affects different populations and what scams prey on specific groups will be the topic of the Federal Trade Commission’s “Fraud Affects Every Community” workshop on Oct. 29th in Washington. Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver opening remarks.
Mañana se realizará la mesa redonda "Cobranza de Deudas y la Comunidad Latina" organizada conjuntamente por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y la Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB) que tendrá lugar en Long Beach, California. Los participantes analizarán cómo afectan los...
A federal district judge has ordered a business opportunity company and its president to pay more than $25 million in refunds to consumers who were conned with bogus claims that they could earn substantial income working at home. In granting the FTC’s motion for summary judgment, the court found...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a joint roundtable tomorrow in Long Beach, California, titled “Debt Collection & the Latino Community.” Participants will examine how debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers,...
A series of defendants will pay approximately $10 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that they operated a massive scam that sent unwanted text messages to millions of consumers, many of whom later received illegal robocalls, phony “free” merchandise offers, and unauthorized...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 15 marketers of “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags that their oxodegradable, oxo biodegradable, or biodegradable claims may be deceptive.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Ashkan Soltani as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Dr. Latanya Sweeney, who is returning to Harvard University, where she founded and directs Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab.
This is the first FTC action alleging violations of the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA).
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement regarding the initiative to safeguard consumers’ financial security announced today by President Obama: “Identity theft has been American consumers’ number one complaint for more than a decade, and it affects people...
A group of marketers who allegedly tricked consumers into buying phony health insurance are permanently banned from selling healthcare-related products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y la Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB) han anunciado la lista de disertantes, panelistas y moderadores 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 list of speakers, panelists, and moderators for the roundtable the agencies will co-host in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014.
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...

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