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FTC workshop looks into loot boxes

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Gamers call them loot boxes – in-game rewards players can buy that contain a random assortment of virtual items. The loot may help players advance in an online game or allow them to customize their...
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It’s unwise to incentivize positive skewed reviews

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Is there anything you can’t get delivered to your front door? (And yes, home renovators will attest you can even get a front door delivered to your front door.) The burgeoning subscription model can...
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Annual Highlights: A quick run-down of 2018

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The FTC focuses most of its time and attention on protecting consumers and promoting competition. Every so often, we stop and take stock. For example, check out our just-released Annual Highlights for...
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Selling genetic testing kits? Read on.

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If you sell genetic testing kits to consumers, you’re probably familiar with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information...
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Recipe for a ROSCA violation

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From the FTC’s perspective, a certain pattern of online business has become a recipe for consumer injury . Start with a misleading “risk-free” trial offer. Add a hefty undisclosed charge if consumers...
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Forum on new forms of financing is strictly business

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When it comes to getting the working capital your company needs, you’re strictly business. Yes, you confer with traditional financial institutions, but like many small businesses, you also may look...
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Top frauds of 2018

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Every year, millions of consumers tell us – and our partners – about the frauds they spotted. In 2018, we heard from 3 million people and learned a lot from the reports entered into our Consumer...