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Participants in an alleged credit card “laundering” scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally helped provide access to payment networks, thereby enabling scammers to place bogus charges on consumers’ credit cards. “Our investigation didn’t stop with the...
If what looks to be an article, video, or game is really an ad – but it’s not readily identifiable to consumers as such – the FTC has another word for it: deceptive. Ads that blur the line between advertising and content have long been a consumer protection concern under Section 5 of...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued an enforcement policy statement explaining how established consumer protection principles apply to different advertising formats, including “native” ads that look like surrounding non-advertising content.
Oracle has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers about the security provided by updates to its Java Platform, Standard Edition software (Java SE), which is installed on more than 850 million personal computers. Under the terms of a proposed consent order,...
FTC alleged company violated order’s information security requirements, misled consumers with deceptive advertising
Some operators of websites and online services directed at children would do well to learn a lesson that youngsters often know: ask permission before using something that’s not yours.
Como parte de un acuerdo con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), dos desarrolladores de aplicaciones pagarán un total de $360,000 en concepto de multas administrativas por los cargos que les imputan la infracción de la Ley de Protección de la Privacidad Infantil en...
Two app developers will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over charges they violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. The terms of the settlements with LAI Systems, LLC, and Retro Dreamer, require the...
LifeLock pagará $100 millones de dólares para resolver los cargos por desacato presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) que le imputan la infracción de los términos de una orden expedida por una corte federal en el año 2010 que establece que la compañía debe...
The law may not authorize the use of light sabers, but to protect consumers and ensure that companies comply with existing orders, the FTC will use the forces within its power. It’s a lock that the agency’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock – one of the largest redress orders of...
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo que resuelve los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) imputándoles haber engañado a propietarios de viviendas que estaban enfrentando una ejecución hipotecaria, cuatro estafadores de modificaciones de hipotecas, Brian...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on January 19, 2016, to explore competition and related issues in the U.S. auto distribution system, including how consumers and businesses may be affected by state regulations and emerging trends in the industry. The event will take place...
Four mortgage modification scammers, Brian Pacios, Chad Caldaronello, Justin Moreira and Derek Nelson will be banned from selling debt relief products and services under settlements resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived homeowners facing foreclosure.
Note: A conference call for media with Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, was held as follows. Date: Dec. 9, 2015Time: 12:00 p.m. ET Rich and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) anunció demandas y órdenes judiciales propuestas que les prohíben a cuatro tiendas minoristas de todo el país etiquetar y anunciar productos textiles de rayón como fabricados con “bambú” y les exige el pago de multas administrativas por...
Maybe “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” but deceptively describing rayon clothing as bamboo isn’t so sweet – and violates the FTC’s Textile Rules. In addition to civil penalties totaling $1.3 million, settlements with Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, J.C. Penney...
The Federal Trade Commission announced complaints and proposed court orders barring four national retailers from mislabeling and advertising rayon textiles as made of “bamboo,” and requiring them to pay civil penalties totaling $1.3 million.
As the song by The Who asks, “Who are you?” When it comes to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, many companies think they know who they are. If they’re third-party debt collectors, they’re covered by the FDCPA. If they’re creditors collecting their own debts, they aren’t. But as...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 774 checks totaling more than $444,000 to consumers who lost money to a business directory scam.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Lorrie Faith Cranor as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Ashkan Soltani.

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