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The Federal Trade Commission today announced its Opinion and Final Order against Ohio-based ECM BioFilms, Inc., finding that the company acted deceptively by making false and unsubstantiated environmental claims about its product, a chemical additive that supposedly would make treated plastics...
What do lead generators do? They typically identify consumers interested in a particular product or service, collect information from them, and then sell it to third parties. The idea is to match interested buyers and available sellers. But in the meantime, that information – which...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its October 30 workshop in Washington, D.C., “Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop About Online Lead Generation,” which begins at 8:30 a.m.
The FTC is asking the Office of Management and Budget for clearance to study sales, marketing, and expenditures in a complex new industry whose products have attracted a lot of attention. The proposed subject: e-cigarettes.
The Federal Trade Commission plans to begin a study of the U.S. sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigarettes. To conduct the study, the agency would issue information requests to e-cigarette marketers and would use the information as a basis for a report on the...
Austin used to be known for Armadillo World Headquarters and the Stallion Drive-In on North Lamar that served a $4.99 chicken fried steak the size of a manhole cover. But the talk now is tech with a burgeoning industry that manages to keep the city both weird and wired. That’s why...
Experts from across the technology industry will share their tips and insights on how startups can secure their applications at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security conference taking place Nov. 5 in Austin, Texas. FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give opening remarks at the...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and Florida’s Attorney General, a federal court has found FTC defendant Robert Douglas Krotzer in contempt of court for violating a 2012 final order that required him to turn over $732,480 to compensate victims of his phony “alcoholism cure” scam.
If you have new research you’d like to present at PrivacyCon – the FTC’s January 14, 2016, national conference to explore trends in data security and consumer privacy – we need to hear from you by midnight tonight.
"We are reviewing the European Court of Justice's opinion and evaluating its implications. We share the commitment of our EU counterparts to protect consumers' personal information and privacy. The Federal Trade Commission has worked closely with the Department of Commerce and our European...
El jefe de una falsa operación de asistencia para la reducción del endeudamiento aceptó una sentencia de más de $7.9 millones de dólares para resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) que le imputan haber engañado a los consumidores y...
DebtPro defendants banned from debt relief business
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 23,406 checks totaling more than $3.7 million to consumers who lost money after buying LeanSpa, a supplement whose marketers allegedly made deceptive weight-loss claims.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 6,832 checks totaling more than $1.1 million to consumers who lost money to a health insurance scam.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2016 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. The fees will not increase, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice.
The Federal Trade Commission has amended its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), which requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to help consumers compare products.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está entablando una acción legal contra unos comercializadores con base en Florida que promocionaron engañosamente sus suplementos de pérdida de peso como una alternativa comparable a la cirugía de bypass gástrico y que luego amenazaron...
The FTC has gone to court hundreds of times to stop allegedly misleading weight loss claims and Roca Labs’ “gastric bypass alternative” promises are no exception. But other parts of the complaint – including a count challenging the defendants’ use of consumer gag clauses as an unfair...
The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against the Florida-based marketers of a line of weight-loss supplements who allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce “gag clause” provisions against consumers to stop them from posting negative reviews and...
Shopping for an appliance or used car? The FTC has tips for consumers. What about when entrepreneurs are in the market for a franchise? We’ve got you covered there, too, with a recently updated publication, A Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Franchise.

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