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One of the defendants in the IWorks scheme that allegedly took more than $280 million from consumers via deceptive “trial” memberships for bogus government-grant and money-making schemes has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.
“Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women. There is so much yet to be done.” – Suffragist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) The consumer movement, trust-busting, the women’s movement, and the work of the FTC have traveled parallel (and often...
 “Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women. There is so much yet to be done.” – Suffragist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) The consumer movement, trust-busting, the women’s movement, and the work of the FTC have traveled parallel (and often...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to nine companies requiring them to provide the agency with information on how they conduct assessments of companies to measure their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
Durante la Semana Nacional de Protección del Consumidor, que se desarrollará del 6 al 12 de marzo, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) — trabajando conjuntamente con más de 100 agencias del ámbito federal, estatal y local, grupos de consumidores y organizaciones...
The Federal Trade Commission — working with more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations — will spotlight efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6-12,...
It’s a phrase you see every now and then in announcements about FTC settlements: “The order includes a $___  judgment, which has been partially suspended based on the defendants’ inability to pay.” What happens if it turns out the defendants weren’t telling the truth about their...
A Utah man and three companies he controls have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they assisted a deceptive work-at-home scheme that the FTC charged, in February 2014, with conning millions of dollars from consumers. The scheme, which did business as Coaching Department and...
Usually a Top 10 list is something industries are delighted to find themselves on. So we’ll call this one a Flop 10 list, the FTC’s annual report about consumer complaints added in 2015 to the Consumer Sentinel database. How did your industry – and your state – rank in reported...
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for submitting public comments on proposed amendments to its Jewelry Guides. The Jewelry Guides (formally, the “Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries”) explain to businesses how to avoid making deceptive claims about...
Debt collection, identity theft and imposter scams were the most common categories of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network in 2015, according to the agency’s new data book.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework in Brussels, Belgium.
It’s Red Carpet Season. There isn’t an Academy presenting awards for Two-Minute Videos Most Likely to Help Businesses Start with Security. (The engraving wouldn’t fit on the statuette anyway.)  But if there were, submitted for your consideration are our nominees in ten categories –...
As a result of a federal court ruling, the Federal Trade Commission may attempt to collect up to $3.2 million from marketers who lied about their finances to the FTC when they agreed to settle deceptive advertising charges in 2014.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a debt relief operation with falsely representing to financially distressed homeowners and student loan borrowers that it would help get their mortgages and student loans modified. At the FTC’s request, a federal court has temporarily halted the operation....
The router is Grand Central Station for home technology. It manages the connections between all of the smart devices in the home, from the computer in the den and tablet on the coffee table, to the smart thermostat on the wall and internet-connected baby monitor in the nursery....
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., el fabricante de equipos informáticos con sede central en Taiwan, ha aceptado resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) debido a los graves defectos de seguridad de sus enrutadores que pusieron en riesgo a cientos de...
Taiwan-based computer hardware maker ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that critical security flaws in its routers put the home networks of hundreds of thousands of consumers at risk. The administrative complaint also charges that the routers’ insecure “...
According to the FTC, ads for Ultimeyes falsely stated that the app would “Turn Back The Clock On Your Vision.” The ads further claimed that users would benefit from “comprehensive vision improvement” for activities such as sports, reading, and driving, and that using the app would reduce the need...

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