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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...
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...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,633 checks totaling more than $969,000 to people who lost money to a deceptive telemarketing scheme that promoted business coaching services to people who wanted to start internet businesses.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged two Utah individuals and their telemarketing operation with deceptively claiming their business coaching services can help consumers start home-based businesses that earn thousands of dollars a month.
The operators of a deceptive and abusive debt collection scheme are banned from the debt collection business and from buying or selling debt under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General’s Office.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 7,583 checks totaling more than $2.2 million to people who lost money to a telemarketing scheme offering business coaching services. As alleged in the FTC’s complaints, the defendants falsely promised consumers they would earn substantial income from home-...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar to talk about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in New York.Learn about:the top scams reported in New Yorktips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and recover from identity theftfree resources to help your...
Three individuals and the company they control have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers in a telemarketing scheme that took millions of dollars from thousands of people who were trying to start home-based Internet businesses. The settlement order bans them...
Becton, Dickinson and Company and C. R. Bard, Inc. have agreed to divest two medical device product lines to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Becton, Dickinson’s proposed $24 billion acquisition of Bard would negatively impact competition in those markets. Both companies supply a range...
A vast network of online marketers and the three people behind it have agreed to settle Federa
Seven individuals and eight companies they control have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges in a deceptive telemarketing operation that took millions of dollars from thousands of consumers who were trying to start home-based Internet businesses. The defendants have agreed to be banned...
Industrial valve manufacturer Emerson Electric Co. has agreed to sell the switchbox business of Pentair plc to Stamford, Conn.-based Crane Co. in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Emerson’s proposed $3.15 billion acquisition of Pentair would violate federal antitrust law.
An envelope-stuffing operation is banned from selling business and work-at-home opportunities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing more than 20,000 checks totaling more than $18 million to people who lost money to The Tax Club, a scheme that targeted people who were trying to start home-based businesses.
“The parties’ decision to abandon this transaction preserves hospital competition in the Harrisburg area,” said Debbie Feinstein, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. “Had it been consummated, the merger would have likely led to lower quality and higher cost health care...
In a victory for consumers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling requiring the operator of an affiliate marketing group to pay $11.9 million for its part in helping to promote LeanSpa, a deceptively marketed weight-loss supplement.
Commissioner McSweeny will deliver a speech on Consumer Protection -- FTC efforts against scams/frauds at an Ethnic Media Roundtable sponsored by the Commission’s Division of Consumer and Business Education, One Bowling Green, Suite 318, New York, NY, 11:00 a.m. EDT.

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