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The Federal Trade Commission today announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest held at the DEF CON 22 hacking conference in Las Vegas Aug. 7-10. Zapping Rachel marks the latest step in the FTC’s ongoing campaign to combat illegal, pre-recorded telemarketing calls known as...
The Federal Trade Commission asked a federal court to shut down a scam that targeted financially distressed Americans by pitching a phony debt relief and credit repair program, and by falsely claiming the program was provided and funded by the federal government and endorsed by President Obama.
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 has renewed its partnership with law enforcement agencies in Saskatchewan, Canada, through December 31, 2018, to combat fraudulent cross-border marketing practices.
The Federal Trade Commission is looking to expand the technological arsenal that can be used in the battle against illegal phone spammers by challenging DEF CON 22 attendees to build the ultimate “honeypot” to lure in and identify perpetrators of illegal robocalls. A robocall honeypot is an...
A payment processing company agreed to pay or relinquish $1.1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges under the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) that it knowingly assisted and facilitated a credit card interest rate reduction scam that bilked tens of thousands of consumers out of a total...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its summaries of FTC enforcement and related activities during annual year 2013 regarding the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing Act (CLA), and Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA); and the
The Federal Trade Commission has approved final changes to its Wool Products Labeling Rules (Wool Rules) that clarify and update the Rules, provide more flexibility to industry, and align several provisions with recent amendments to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act Rules (Textile...
The year 2014 marks 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act, which established the Commission and serves as the keystone of the agency’s efforts to protect American consumers, stop unfair business practices and promote competition. In celebration of its...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has announced the appointment of Justin Cole as Director of the agency’s Office of Public Affairs. “I am very pleased to welcome Justin to our leadership team,” Ramirez said.  “His knowledge and extensive communications experience will help us to...
Next week, January 13-17, is the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. The FTC is hosting 16 events across the country along with a series of national webinars and Twitter chats designed to raise awareness about tax identity theft and provide consumers with tips on how to...
La próxima semana, entre el 13 y el 17 de enero ,es la Semana de Concientización sobre Robo de Identidad Relacionado con Impuestos de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés).
The Federal Trade Commission published a biennial report to Congress focusing on the use of the Do Not Call Registry by both consumers and businesses over the past two years. The report also highlights how the FTC is responding to new technologies that have increased the number of illegal...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Performance and Accountability Report. The report shows American taxpayers how the FTC has managed its resources, highlights major accomplishments in fulfilling the FTC’s two core goals of protecting consumers and promoting...
The Federal Trade Commission has named Jan. 13-17, 2014, Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. The FTC will host national and regional events designed to raise awareness about tax identity theft and provide consumers with tips on how to protect themselves, and what to do if they become victims.
In response to requests from stakeholders, the Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for the public to submit comments on proposed changes to its Wool Products Labeling Rules as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.  The deadline to submit comments will be...
The Federal Trade Commission testified before a U.S. Senate Committee regarding the agency’s law enforcement and educational efforts to combat deceptive and unfair practices that impact servicemembers and their families.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed changes to its Wool Products Labeling Rules as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced three appointments to leadership positions in the agency. “It’s gratifying to have such great additions to the FTC’s leadership team,” Ramirez said.  “I know they will assist the agency in advancing its mission on behalf of American...

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