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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...
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 Hawaii tips for identifying the latest scams how to avoid and recover from identity theft...
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 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:
Starting today, the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 173,000 refund checks totaling more than $49 million to students in compensation for DeVry University’s allegedly misleading ads, which the Commission alleged deceived students about their likelihood of finding jobs in their field of study and...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a North Carolina debt collection operation and its owner with taking money from consumers for fake debts they did not owe. The action is part of the FTC’s crackdown on “phantom” debt collection.
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 Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,232 checks totaling more than $2.7 million to people who lost money to Rincon Debt Management, a debt collection scheme that focused on people who were strapped for cash. The company’s owners are banned from the debt collection business.
DeVry University and its parent company have agreed to a $100 million settlement of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging that they misled prospective students with ads that touted high employment success rates and income levels upon graduation. The FTC settlement secures significant...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha presentado una demanda contra los operadores de DeVry University alegando que los anuncios de DeVry engañaron a los consumidores respecto de la probabilidad de que los estudiantes pudieran encontrar trabajo en sus respectivos campos...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell was held:Date: Jan. 27, 2016 Time: 1 p.m. ETRamirez, Mitchell and FTC and Department of Education staff took questions from the media about their actions.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing almost 500,000 checks totaling approximately $3 million to consumers who lost money to diet supplement marketers who made unsupported claims that their cactus-based fruit drink, Nopalea, would treat a variety of health problems.
The consumers lost money after paying performance deposits to become business or sales consultants to National Business Consultants, Inc. and its owner.
Company advertises discounted monthly prices, fails to tell consumers about 2-year contract obligation...
The Federal Trade Commission, the Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs and the State Bar of California invite you to attend a conference on Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers. The conference will bring together legal services lawyers, law enforcement...

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