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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 64,607 checks totaling $1.5 million to consumers who lost money to an online operation that illegally debited their bank accounts when they sought payday loans.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on Monday, September 21, in Washington, DC, to examine advertising for OTC homeopathic products. The event is free and open to the public, and more details can be found in the press release announcing it.
A West Virginia auto dealer, Ramey Motors Inc., has agreed to pay a $80,000 civil penalty to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit brought in 2014.
The California-based marketers of a software application for mobile devices and personal computers have agreed to stop making deceptive claims that their “Ultimeyes” app can improve users’ vision in order to settle FTC charges. Under the terms of a proposed settlement with the FTC, Carrot...
Baseball lore has it that Hall of Famer Ted Williams’ eyesight was so acute he could see the seams on a fastball. Developers of an app called Ultimeyes claimed that using their product “gives baseball players superhuman vision.” For some of us though, a daily task like reading a menu...
Para resolver los cargos que se procesan ilegalmente por más de $5.2 millones en pagos de consumidores por deudas de préstamos de día de pago que no deben, se someterá a los operadores de un esquema fraudulento de cobranza de deudas a una prohibición de carácter permanente que les impida actuar en...
The Fair Credit Reporting Act isn’t just about credit. If your company uses background checks in making personnel decisions, the FTC reminds you of your obligations under the FCRA. In honor of Throwback Thursday, here’s an unconventional old-school summary of key requirements under...
FTC charged that the operators illegally processed $5.2 million in payments from consumers for debts they did not owe.
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the New York State Public Service Commission (NY PSC) regarding that agency’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding.
Tricolor Auto Acceptance’s multi-hued name may be particularly appropriate. According to an FTC lawsuit, the company’s violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act were enough to make consumers see red, feel blue, and perhaps lose some green in the process.
Loan-Servicing Arm of Tricolor Auto Failed to Maintain Policies and Procedures Required by FCRA’s Furnisher Rule to Maintain Accuracy, Integrity of Consumer Information
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on proposed reforms to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
You don’t need to go to a water park to see performing seals. You can spot them on websites where they perform the function of conveying information about the purported environmental benefits of products. But do the groups offering those seals – and the companies that display them –...
El personal de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha enviado cartas de advertencia a cinco proveedores de sellos de certificación medioambiental y a 32 negocios que están usando dichos sellos, para alertarlos sobre las preocupaciones
When the conversation turns to health, the word “homeopathy” often pops up. But what is homeopathy? What does the consumer marketplace look like? And how does the FTC’s long-standing substantiation doctrine apply to claims for OTC products advertised as homeopathic? That's the topic...
The Federal Trade Commission today posted the agenda for its upcoming workshop to examine advertising for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic products. The event is on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Washington, DC, and is free and open to the public. It will be held at the FTC’s Constitution Center...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to five providers of environmental certification seals and 28 businesses using those seals, alerting them to the agency’s concerns that the seals could be considered deceptive and may not comply
If there’s a material connection between a marketer and an endorser, disclose it. That’s been the FTC standard for decades and it didn't change when marketing moved to social media. The FTC’s proposed settlement with online entertainment network Machinima illustrates missteps that...
Does your company use background checks in evaluating job applicants? If so, are you complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s notice, consent, and disclosure requirements? A closing letter the FTC staff sent to California Health & Wellness elaborates on the applicability –...
The FTC’s first Start with Security conference – the latest in a line of initiatives emphasizing the importance of data security – kicks off on Wednesday, September 9th, in San Francisco in cooperation with UC Hastings College of the Law. Not able to be there in person? Don’t worry....

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