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A small business or nonprofit gets what appears to be an invoice for a listing in an online yellow pages directory. On the face of it, it looks legit. It includes the name of an employee at the office, a copy of what the listing looks like, the “walking fingers” symbol associated...
On the Periodic Table of Elements, copper is designated as CU. The FTC’s lawsuit against Tommie Copper, Inc., the seller of copper-infused compression wear, suggests it may be time to conduct a periodic check of the elements in your ads to C that U have proof to back up your claims...
La compañía de prendas deportivas Tommie Copper, Inc. y su fundador han aceptado pagar $1.35 millones de dólares para resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) por incurrir en publicidad engañosa declarando que sus prendas de compresión...
Athletic apparel company Tommie Copper, Inc. and its founder have agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively advertised the company’s copper-infused compression clothing would relieve severe and chronic pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Holder Rule, which protects the rights of consumers who make a purchase using credit obtained through a merchant.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has banned Robert Ray Law and his company, CPU Service Incorporated (CPU) from sending unsolicited direct mail to advertise or promote goods or services, imposed a judgment of almost $400,000, and required them to immediately pay $45,000.
People usually think of beacons as radiant lights that attract attention. But the FTC has charged that two Ohio auto dealers (among other things) used the word in a way that kept consumers in the dark.
Two Ohio auto dealers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with advertisements that touted low monthly car lease payments but failed to disclose key terms of the offers.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day conference in Seattle on Feb. 9, 2016, on how companies can build security into their products and services. The event will have a particular focus on guidance for startups and early stage businesses about how to make security considerations a part...
For online retailers, Cyber Monday can set the stage for a gleeful gift-giving season. Here are five tips to help make your “presents” known to holiday shoppers.
In an Initial Decision, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell dismissed charges in a Federal Trade Commission complaint against medical testing laboratory LabMD, Inc., which alleged that LabMD violated the FTC Act by failing to employ reasonable and appropriate measures to prevent...
We don’t expect to win over fantasy sports fans, but if you’re a stats geek (and we’re proud to say we are), the FTC just published a resource that will keep you occupied for hours – and helps shape our approach to Do Not Call policy and enforcement.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2015. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its seventh year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a new method for companies to get parents’ consent for their children to access online services covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,596 refund checks totaling $250,485 to consumers nationwide who bought the dietary supplement Lipidryl for purported weight loss. These are legitimate refund checks, and must be cashed within 60 days of the date they are issued, or will become void.
Luego de cumplido un período de comentarios públicos, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha aprobado las enmiendas finales de su Regla de Ventas de Telemercadeo (TSR) que contienen un cambio que ayudará a proteger a los consumidores contra el fraude por medio de una...
Law enforcement, education, technology, crowd-sourcing. The FTC fights the battle against illegal telemarketing on every possible front – and here’s the latest development. After considering public comments, the FTC just amended the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) to protect consumers...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including a change that will help protect consumers from fraud by prohibiting four discrete types of payment methods favored by con artists and scammers. “Con...

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