The FTC's mission is to protect consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Our work to protect consumers and promote competition touches the economic life of every American. We are the only federal agency that deals with consumer protection and competition issues in broad sectors of the economy.
Every day we:
- Pursue strong and effective law enforcement against deceptive, unfair and anticompetitive business practices;
- Create and share practical, plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses
- Advance consumers’ interests by sharing our expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies;
- Develop policy and research tools through workshops conferences, and hearings.