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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, 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...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Department of Commerce invite you to attend the Utah Consumer Fraud and Business Symposium. Conference participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Nevada and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 6 11:00 am PT / 12:00 pm MTSpeakers will include staff from the:...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Hawaii on April 26 from 10:00 - 11:00 am HST.Learn about:the top scams reported in Hawaiitips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and recover from identity theftfree...
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against the nation’s three largest dental supply companies alleging that they violated U.S. antitrust laws by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to or otherwise serve buying groups representing dental practitioners.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a student loan debt relief operation with bilking more than $28 million from thousands of consumers throughout the country by falsely promising that consumers’ monthly payments would go towards paying off their student loans.
Two brothers and the companies they ran have settled a federal district court complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission and litigated by the Department of Justice, that charged them with running a telemarketing operation that made millions of illegal robocalls promising consumers energy...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office invite you to attend the Arizona “Opening Doors to Opportunity” Conference. Conference participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share...
The operators of two tech support scams have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses and malware, and then charged them hundreds of dollars for unnecessary repairs.The defendants will be permanently...
The FTC’s Western Region-San Francisco is hosting this half-day event, which will focus on Federal Trade Commission basics that every small business should know, with a focus on issues relevant to start-ups and tech companies. FTC staff members will discuss topics such as an intro to...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 2,711 checks totaling more than $372,000 to people who paid American Business Builders and related entities for a home-based business opportunity. The defendants claimed that people would earn substantial income offering payment processing services, credit...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 53,240 checks totaling more than $532,000 to people who paid VGC Corp of America for expensive vacation packages they never received.According to the FTC’s complaint, the company advertised a vacation package worth thousands of dollars as a prize to people...
A workshop to bring together and train military attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and consumer protection officials to identify, prevent, and address consumer fraud and issues affecting military servicemembers and their families, including:

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