An Internet-based operation that finds potential borrowers for mortgage refinancing lenders will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with ads that falsely claimed they could refinance their mortgages for free.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha frenado dos estafas de atención de la salud que fueron diseñadas para engañar a los consumidores y lograr que pagaran por tarjetas de “descuento” falsas, que de acuerdo a lo que los estafadores declararon falsamente, les ofrecerían...
The Federal Trade Commission has halted two health care scams that were designed to trick consumers into paying for phony “discount” cards, which the scammers falsely claimed would provide consumers with health insurance, or help them pay for prescription drugs.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission filed a comment in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for information on the use of mobile financial systems by consumers and their potential benefits for the financial lives of underserved consumers. The FTC staff’s comment...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that an Illinois-based firm that manufactures, markets, and sells plastic lumber made deceptive claims in its advertising and marketing material, including that many of its products are made...
The former CEO and co-founder of an Atlanta-based marketing operation has agreed to settle FTC charges that he deceived consumers with promises that they would “Get High School Skinny” by taking Healthe Trim supplements that supposedly burned fat, increased metabolism, and suppressed appetite....
The Federal Trade Commission has issued final amendments to the Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule as part of its systematic review of all of the agency’s rules and guides.
The Federal Trade Commission’s newest education campaign, Pass It On, encourages older adults to help raise awareness about fraud by talking to their family, friends, and neighbors about avoiding common scams.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop entitled “Fraud Affects Every Community” on Oct. 29, 2014, in Washington to examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, servicemembers and veterans, low-income communities, and African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.
A federal district court in New York has barred the operators of an illegal robocall scheme from falsely telling consumers they could obtain refunds from the Federal Trade Commission on their behalf.
A federal district judge in Atlanta has issued an order finding that two dietary supplement marketers failed to comply with a previous court order that required them to recall purported weight-loss products that they deceptively pitched to consumers.
The current order, issued on September 2,...
A Texas-based company, Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS), has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it used the results of a flawed study to make baseless weight-loss claims about its green coffee extract to retailers, who repeated those claims in marketing finished products to consumers.
FTC order requires Google to change its mobile app billing practices to ensure consumers’ consent is obtained before charges are levied.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” taking place at 9 a.m. on Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced updated fees starting on October 1, 2014, for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.
This workshop will examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, servicemembers and veterans, low-income communities, and African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest held at the DEF CON 22 hacking conference in Las Vegas Aug. 7-10.
Zapping Rachel marks the latest step in the FTC’s ongoing campaign to combat illegal, pre-recorded telemarketing calls known as...
Can you spot a government imposter?
Even if your phone’s caller ID says “FTC” or “IRS,” or shows Washington, DC’s “202” area code, it could still be a scam. Scammers know how to show fake information on caller ID.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that AgeCheq, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.