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FTC knocks out Raging Bull’s deceptive earnings claims

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For people trying to gain a financial foothold, the promise of “$10,000 per week” is a heavyweight representation. But all too often, they wind up losing their life savings to the promoters of bogus...
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Share this with any DeVry students you know

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Do you have employees or colleagues who went to DeVry? Or perhaps you attended. You might have already gotten money back from the FTC. That’s thanks to a 2016 FTC settlement with the school over...
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Back to business #3: Looking for small business financing?

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It’s exciting to see so many “open” signs appearing in store windows across the country. But some companies making the transition to an in-person workplace may find themselves in a short-term cash...
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An open statement about BCP closing letters

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The FTC takes a practical approach to its mission of protecting America’s consumers. That typically means law enforcement actions to challenge companies’ unfair or deceptive acts or practices. But...
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FTC and states challenge ISP Frontier’s speed claims

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Like the fighter pilots in the 80s action flick “Top Gun,” consumers selecting among internet service providers “feel the need – the need for speed.” In a just-filed lawsuit, the FTC and seven law...
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Lights up for the FTC’s Dark Patterns workshop

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What’s that illumination you see just ahead? It’s the FTC’s virtual workshop Bringing Dark Patterns to Light, beginning this morning at 10:30 Eastern Time. You can watch the webcast from a link on the...
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Holding fast to the protections of the Holder Rule

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The FTC’s long-standing Holder Rule requires businesses to include a special notice in credit contracts that gives consumers certain protections. Today, a Staff Note reiterates the Commission’s...
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Asking for your insights into digital dark patterns

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Have you marked your calendar for April 29, 2021, to attend Bringing Dark Patterns to Light: An FTC Workshop? The virtual event will examine digital “dark patterns,” potentially deceptive or unfair...
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Fighting discrimination in the credit marketplace

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Equal access to credit based on non-discriminatory criteria is an essential component of economic opportunity and a fair marketplace. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from denying...
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In hindsight: 2020

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This time last year, we all were adjusting to a new normal. As the pandemic took hold, the FTC kicked into high gear on COVID-19-related issues, while continuing its work on other fronts, too. The...