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To quote everyone’s favorite Vulcan, “Live long and prosper.” But an FTC action against a San Francisco-based app company named Vulcun alleges that’s not what happened to consumers. According to the complaint, the company hit customers with an unfair and deceptive switcheroo of...
Technology company Vulcun has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unfairly replaced a popular web browser game with a program that installed applications on consumers’ mobile devices without their permission.
Two Maine-based marketers of weight-loss supplements and their owners will surrender substantial personal and business assets and will be prohibited from making deceptive claims about health products and engaging in deceptive marketing practices under a settlement reached with the Federal Trade...
Why do so many companies advertise their products as “Made in the USA”?  Because they know that for a lot consumers, it’s an important attribute that may affect their choice of what to buy. The FTC has filed suit alleging that Chemence, Inc., falsely claimed that certain of its glue...
The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Chemence, Inc., an Ohio corporation, alleging that the company is deceiving consumers by making Made in USA claims for their strong, fast-acting glues such as Kwik Frame, Kwik Fix, and Krylex, which are produced using a significant amount of imported...
Take a look at ftc.gov and what’s the first thing we say in the top right and on pretty much every page on the site? File a consumer complaint. Ever wonder where we get those complaints and how we use them?
At the Federal Trade Commission, we’ve been very public about how we feel about privacy: we want consumers to enjoy the benefits of innovation in the marketplace, confident that their personal information – online and offline – is being handled responsibly.
Como resultado de una importante actualización del sitio web de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) IdentityTheft.gov y su contraparte en español RobodeIdentidad.gov, por primera vez en la historia, las víctimas del robo de identidad pueden conseguir en internet un plan de acción personalizado y...
Why is it your business if identity theft victims can get free personal recovery plans and other help that makes it easier for them to report and recover from identity theft?  Here’s an answer: Because it’s good business – for you, your customers, your employees, and your community...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez was held as follows: Date: Jan. 28, 2016 Time: 2 p.m. ET Ramirez and FTC staff took questions from the media about the new site. Broadcast media, please also note that B-roll video is available on FTC.gov or by contacting the FTC...
Make, model, and cup holders are considerations, of course, but what really matters to a prospective used car buyer is whether the vehicle’s systems check out. It just makes sense, since so many of those systems are tied to safety. But it’s not easy for consumers to tell if they’re...
Tenga en cuenta que este es solo un evento telefónico. No habrá transmisión por internet ni conferencia de prensa en directo.
Please note: This is a phone-in event only. There will be no webcast or live press conference. The Federal Trade Commission will host a phone-in media availability today at 2 p.m. EST to announce a major step forward in efforts to help victims of identity theft recover from this pernicious crime....
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha presentado una demanda contra los operadores de DeVry University alegando que los anuncios de DeVry engañaron a los consumidores respecto de la probabilidad de que los estudiantes pudieran encontrar trabajo en sus respectivos campos...
According to a lawsuit just filed by the FTC, DeVry University’s ads conveyed to consumers that 90% of its graduates actively seeking employment landed new jobs in their field of study within six months of graduation. You can say this about DeVry: The company has been remarkably...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell was held: Date: Jan. 27, 2016 Time: 1 p.m. ET Ramirez, Mitchell and FTC and Department of Education staff took questions from the media about their actions.
The Federal Trade Commission has postponed a planned press conference at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., which was scheduled for today - Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET - to announce a major step forward in efforts to help victims of identity theft recover from this pernicious crime.  The...
The FTC has postponed the Identity Theft Press Conference due to the government closure & DC weather conditions.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio ofrece Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro, su más reciente fotonovela en español, que les dice a los lectores cómo evitar un problema con la compra de un carro.

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