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Our mission is protecting consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
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Lina M. Khan was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission on June 15, 2021.
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Last year U.S. consumers lost more than $10 billion due to fraud, with almost half being due to investment scams, according to newly released data from the FTC.
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In 2023, Americans reported losing nearly $2.7 billion to "imposter scams," where the scammer pretends to be someone you trust to convince you to send them money. Learn ways to spot them.
Last year the FTC finalized a $245 million settlement with Epic Games over allegations related to in-game purchases. Now, the agency has started notifying people who may be entitled to the money.
To keep pace with changing technology and online practices, the FTC proposed changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. Learn more about the changes and submit a public comment by March 11, 2024.
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