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The Federal Trade Commission has halted a scheme that deceived friends and family of incarcerated people with false promises of unlimited minutes for inmate calling plans that, in reality, did not provide a single minute of talk time. As part of a settlement with the FTC, the scheme’s operators are...
The Federal Trade Commission is sending 8,843 checks totaling more than $2 million to consumers who were harmed by a company that charged them money for “funding” to pay for expensive and often ineffective training programs, but instead opened multiple credit card accounts in their names.
The owner and operator of Inmate Magazine Service, a company that scammed prisoners and their families by charging them for magazine subscriptions that either showed up late or not at all, will be permanently banned from selling or marketing magazine subscriptions.
An Atlanta-based debt collection company and its owners will be permanently banned from the debt collection industry under the terms of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending checks to 603 people who paid money they did not owe to a debt collector that used deceptive and abusive collection methods.
The Federal Trade Commission approved changes to its Rules of Practice to modernize the way it issues Trade Regulation Rules under Section 18 of the FTC Act, which will provide a roadmap for businesses, stop widespread consumer harm, and promote robust competition.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final administrative consent order against Amazon, which has agreed to pay more than $61.7 million to settle charges that it failed to pay Amazon Flex drivers the full amount of tips they received from Amazon customers...
The operators of the MoviePass subscription service have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations they took steps to block subscribers from using the service as advertised, while also failing to secure subscribers’ personal data.The operators of the MoviePass subscription...
The FTC along with law enforcement agencies from six states, sued Frontier Communications alleging that the company did not provide many consumers with Internet service at the speeds it promised them, and charged many of them for more expensive and higher-speed service than Frontier...
The Federal Trade Commission, along with law enforcement agencies from six states, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications, alleging that the company did not provide many consumers with Internet service at the speeds it promised them, and charged many of them for more expensive and...
The operators of a student loan debt relief scheme are banned from providing debt relief services and have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they collected illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to lower or even eliminate consumers’ loan payments or balances.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its latest law enforcement action to halt deceptive health and efficacy claims in the growing market for cannabidiol (CBD) products.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending full refunds totaling more than $11 million to consumers who lost money to a bogus credit card interest rate reduction scheme operated by E.M. Systems & Services.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General are sending payments totaling more than $4 million to more than 10,000 consumers who lost money to the Stark Law phantom debt collection scheme.
COVID-19 has led to a variety of consumer protection issues, and the pandemic continues to have a large financial impact on people in every community. To help people find accurate and reliable information in their communities, the Western Region Los Angeles Office, is hosting a...
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on people in every community. To better understand the challenges that communities across Texas are facing as a result of the pandemic, the Southwest Regional Office is hosting a virtual listening session with legal services organizations,...
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on people in every community. To better understand the challenges that communities across Oklahoma are facing as a result of the pandemic, the Southwest Regional Office is hosting a virtual listening session with legal services organizations,...
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on people in every community. To better understand the challenges that communities across the Southwest Region are facing as a result of the pandemic, the Southwest Regional Office is hosting a virtual listening session with Better Business...

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