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It’s a fetching frock with spaghetti straps, an engineered paisley print, and an asymmetrical hemline.
National retailer Lord & Taylor has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by paying for native advertisements, including a seemingly objective article in the online publication Nylon and a Nylon Instagram post, without disclosing that the posts actually...
Denny Lake, the final individual defendant in a mortgage modification scam aimed at financially strapped homeowners, will be banned from selling debt relief and mortgage-related products and services, and from telemarketing under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
The FTC’s fourth “Start With Security” event will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, and will be co-sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. During this one-day event, the FTC will bring together experts who will provide businesses with practical...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha entablado una acción judicial en el fuero federal para frenar una operación de telemercadeo que presuntamente efectuó llamadas automáticas pre-grabadas ilegales en las que les prometía ahorros en los costos de energía a los...
Hoy, Jessica Rich, Directora del Buró de Protección del Consumidor de la FTC, presentó un nuevo video en español sobre las estafas de impostores ante la Cumbre Legislativa organizada por la  Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas y la Asociación Nacional de Editores de Periódicos.
On TV, they’re called crossover episodes – where fictional characters from different shows appear on the same program. A case just filed by the FTC against KFJ Marketing and related parties brings together two aspects of FTC law enforcement – illegal robocalls and questionable lead...
Ask any gardener and they’ll tell you it’s a fool’s errand to lop weeds off at the surface. You also have to target the root system that allows them to propagate in the first place. That’s one of the messages to take from a judgment in the FTC’s case against Ideal Financial Solutions...
Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, today introduced a new Spanish-language video about imposter scams at the Legislative Summit hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Publishers and the National Newspaper Publications Association.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court has banned seven individuals, Ideal Financial Solutions Inc., and its subsidiaries from collecting or disclosing consumer information. Until the FTC filed its lawsuit in 2013, the defendants operated a massive scam that took money...
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...

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