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The FTC has taken action against an alcohol addiction treatment service for allegedly disclosing users’ personal health data to third-party advertising platforms, including Meta and Google, for advertising without consumer consent, after promising to keep such information confidential.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
2323043
Case Status
Pending

X-Mode Social, Inc.

X-Mode Social and its successor Outlogic will be prohibited from sharing or selling any sensitive location data to settle FTC allegations that the company sold precise location data that could be used to track people’s visits to sensitive locations such as medical and reproductive health clinics, places of religious worship and domestic abuse shelters.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
2123038
Case Status
Pending

Stem Cell Institute of America, LLC

In August 2021, the FTC and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office sued the co-founders of the Stem Cell Institute of America for marketing stem cell therapy to seniors nationwide using bogus claims that it is effective in treating arthritis, joint pain, and a range of other orthopedic ailments.

Type of Action
Federal
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
182 3125
Case Status
Pending

Facebook, Inc., In the Matter of

The FTC alleged that Facebook violated its privacy promises to consumers and subsequently violated a 2012 Commission order.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
092 3184
182 3109
C-4365

WealthPress, Inc., et al., FTC v.

As a result of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit, investment advice company WealthPress has agreed to a proposed court order that would require it to refund more than $1.2 million to consumers and pay a $500,000 civil penalty for deceiving consumers with outlandish and false claims about their services. In April 2023, the FTC announced it was returning $1.2 million to defrauded consumers.

Type of Action
Federal
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
212 3002
Case Status
Pending

H&R Block, In the Matter of

The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against tax preparation company H&R Block for unfairly deleting consumers’ tax data and requiring them to contact customer service when they downgrade to more affordable online products, and deceptively marketing their products as “free” when they were not free for many consumers. These practices cost consumers time and money.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
Case Status
Pending