Tag: Bureau of Consumer Protection

Displaying 1 - 20 of 2627 results.

Pages

An employee gets a phone call, pop-up, or email warning about a problem with the office computer. In an effort to be helpful – or perhaps concerned they clicked on something that caused the glitch – the employee follows instructions to send money, turn over personal information, or...
A federal judge in Florida has permanently banned Kevin W. Guice from the telemarketing and debt-relief industries, agreeing with the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida that he founded and operated a massive debt-relief scam that took in over $23 million from more than 10,000...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement to continue ongoing efforts to stop fraudulent and deceptive practices targeted at U.S. service members, veterans, and dependents who use military education benefits.
The Federal Trade Commission today was rated the number one place to work among mid-size federal government agencies for 2018 by the non-profit, non-partisan Partnership fo
It’s Day 2 of the data security discussion, presented as part of the FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century – and you can watch the webcast live.
You’ve probably been following the FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The next two days of hearings – Tuesday, December 11th, and Wednesday, December 12th – will take a deep dive into a topic of interest to just about every business and consumer:...
Two defendants charged with laundering millions of dollars in credit card charges through fraudulent merchant accounts have settled with the Federal Trade Commission.
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the ninth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, which will examine data security.When:Tuesday, December 11, 10:10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a Federal Register notice seeking comments on proposed non-substantive changes to the Energy Labeling Rule (Rule).
One of the defendants involved in MOBE, a massive internet marketing and business coaching scheme alleged to have bilked hundreds of millions of dollars from consumers worldwide, has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission.
When cyber crooks send messages trying to trick people into disclosing passwords or account information, they often mimic a recognizable email address to make it look like it’s coming from a trusted source – for example, from your company. It’s a practice called spoofing and it packs...
The operators of two Florida-based student loan debt relief schemes are banned from the debt relief business as part of agreements settling Federal Trade Commission allegations that they collected illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to help some consumers enroll in government programs that...
What do Hollywood classics Sunset Boulevard, Citizen Kane, Double Indemnity, and Fight Club have in common? They all begin with the end of the story.
A California-based online seller of non-corrective, decorative contact lenses will pay a $60,000 penalty and be banned from all contact lens sales, under an order settling Federal Trade Commission allegations that he has violated the Contact Lens Rule since at least 2014.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2018. The FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls. The data show that the number of active registrations on the DNC Registry...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 43,456 checks totaling more than $3.5 million to consumers subjected to deceptive and unfair sales and financing tactics by the Sage Auto Group and its owners between 2014 and 2016. Affected consumers will receive their checks soon, with the average refund...
Archeologists report that the first mention of diabetes was in a papyrus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Roll the scroll out a bit and it wouldn’t surprise us to find an ad (in hieroglyphics, of course) for a pill or potion promising a miracle treatment. Questionable diabetes...
The officers of a company that marketed and sold Nobetes, a pill they claimed treats diabetes, have settled a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that the advertising claims for the product are false or unsubstantiated.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the eighth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Thursday, December 6, 8:45 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.WHERE:New York University School of Law40 Washington Square South

Pages