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Taking the “ploy” out of employment scams

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The workplace is in transition, with people considering career changes or dealing with layoffs. But as the FTC has warned for years, scammers find a way to exploit every trend – and this time they...
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How readiness can help protect veteran-owned businesses

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Army brats like me grew up around the word “readiness.” We knew it meant weeks or even months of a parent away on deployment, training for “What if . . .” scenarios. One of the reasons so many...
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Live from your laptop, it’s PrivacyCon

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PrivacyCon 2022 – the FTC’s annual gathering of the tech experts – convenes this morning, Tuesday, November 1st, at 9:00 ET, and you can watch the webcast live. Chair Kahn will convene the proceedings...
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FTC issues illuminating report on digital dark patterns

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It’s ironic that the only thing clear about digital dark patterns is the FTC’s commitment to protect consumers from the injury they inflict. A new FTC Staff Report sheds light on the ways that...
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Amplifying the impact of your research

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To paraphrase that famous question of acoustics and philosophy, if research falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it still make a sound? The FTC needs to hear from you by Friday, July 29, 2022...
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FTC says credit repair business doubled as a pyramid scheme

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For the second time this month, the FTC has sued a credit repair operation that it says combined fake promises to swiftly and substantially boost people’s credit scores with the offer of a bogus money...