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Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, November 28 at 1:00 PM to learn about the top scams reported in Ohio. You'll get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.Speakers will include...
This week, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first FTC regional office. According to the Commission’s 1918 Annual Report, the FTC first established three branch offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco in order to handle the agency’s growing...
This year eight major league baseball teams are celebrating milestone anniversaries – and so are the FTC’s regional offices. In 1918, the Commission opened the first three of its regional offices. Today, eight regional offices continue to knock it out the park on behalf of America’s...
The FTC is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of its first regional offices, and the important role they play in protecting consumers and promoting competition through law enforcement, partnerships, and outreach to community and industry groups. In June 1918, the FTC opened its first...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Virginia and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.September 25, 1:00 p.m. ETSpeakers will include staff from...
The Federal Trade Commission, along with law enforcement officials and charity regulators from 70 offices in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico, announced more than 100 actions and a consumer education initiative in “Operation Donate with Honor,” a crackdown...
The Federal Trade Commission, working jointly with 12 partner agencies in seven states, conducted the first compliance sweep of car dealerships since the amended Used Car Rule took effect earlier this year. Under the amended Rule, dealers must display a revised window sticker called a “Buyers Guide...
Hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), conjuntamente con las oficinas de ocho Fiscales Generales estatales, la División de Nueva York del Servicio de Inspección Postal de EE.
The FTC, BBB, and other agencies announced 24 actions involving defendants who allegedly perpetrated scams against small businesses.
The Federal Trade Commission, jointly with the offices of eight state Attorneys General, the New York Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, two U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) will announce a major law enforcement and consumer education initiative targeting...
Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Delaware Attorney General for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Delaware and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 26 at...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar to talk about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Michigan:March 6, 2018, 1:00 PM ET / Noon CTLearn about:the top scams reported in Michigantips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and recover from identity...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 8,043 checks totaling more than $216,000 to people who paid Stratford Career Institute, a correspondence school whose expensive high school “diploma” program failed to meet the basic requirements set by most states. People who tried to use the company’s...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court ordered that the assets of the operators of an alleged tech support scam be used to reimburse consumers who lost money to the defendants’ scheme.
An office supplier and its owner will pay $7 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked child care centers, schools, and police and fire departments into paying for products they never ordered.
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting small business owners in a series of public roundtables across the United States to discuss the most pressing challenges small businesses face in protecting the security of their computers and networks.
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained court orders against two Maryland-based office supply operations charged with tricking small businesses, non-profit organizations, and other consumers into paying for overpriced office and cleaning supplies they never ordered. The orders ban the companies...
The Federal Trade Commission, along with federal, state and international law enforcement partners, today announced “Operation Tech Trap,” a nationwide and international crackdown on tech support scams that trick consumers into believing their computers are infected with viruses and malware, and...
The marketers of a weight-loss system advertised as using “breakthrough technology” and “personalized supplements” to help consumers permanently lose “20 to 40+ pounds in 40 days” without significantly cutting calories, have agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the claims were...
The FTC has obtained a settlement order with Justin Ramsey, the ringleader of telemarketing operations that blasted illegal robocalls to consumers and called phone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. The order bans Ramsey and his company, Prime Marketing LLC from placing...

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